Antonyms for dirty

Grammar : Adj, verb
Spell : dur-tee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈdɜr ti

Definition of dirty

Origin :
  • c.1500, from dirt + -y (2). Earlier dritty (late 14c.). Meaning "smutty, morally unclean" is from 1590s. Of colors, from 1690s. Dirty linen "personal or familial secrets" is first recorded 1860s. Dirty work in the figurative sense is from 1764; dirty trick is from 1670s. The dirty look someone gives you is from 1928; dirty old man "superannuated lecher" is from 1932. Related: dirtiness.
  • adj soiled, unclean
  • adj obscene, pornographic
  • adj dishonest
  • verb cause to be soiled
Example sentences :
  • If there's not some dirty business in this, I'll eat me hat.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • Didn't Shandy always have a gob of it in his cheek—the dirty pig?
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • It was washing all the color out of the picture, and leaving it a dirty gray.
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • Here in this dirty shanty you will enter into love's fulfillment.
  • Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • Pull it out, please, me hand's that dirty'—and out come the writ!
  • Extract from : « The Underdog » by F. Hopkinson Smith
  • He had been used to dislike the employment of dirty instruments.
  • Extract from : « The Incomplete Amorist » by E. Nesbit
  • He has had to come off in his dirty one, with his waistcoat buttoned up.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Twilight stole through the dirty window-panes and faded into darkness.
  • Extract from : « The Gentleman From Indiana » by Booth Tarkington
  • She took off her thick boots and showed a dirty foot which had no character.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • That dirty little red, moving, sticky object was a human being.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt

Synonyms for dirty

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