Synonyms for dirtiness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : dur-tee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈdɜr ti

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Définition of dirtiness

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.
  • noun dirty state
  • noun obscenity
Example sentences :
  • In front of her were the sheets, the table cloths, a veritable mass of dirtiness.
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
  • With drunkenness exist also dirtiness, idleness, dishonesty, and untruthfulness.
  • Extract from : « Up To Date Business » by Various
  • "If I were you I'd hold my tongue and not draw attention to my dirtiness," said Dawn.
  • Extract from : « Some Everyday Folk and Dawn » by Miles Franklin
  • They're all a flash in the pan, and moonshine and dirtiness.
  • Extract from : « An Old Man's Love » by Anthony Trollope
  • His dirtiness is due to the people who pen him up so that he can hardly stir.
  • Extract from : « In Pastures Green » by Peter McArthur
  • The influence of obstruction, due to the dirtiness of the filter, depends on circumstances too variable to be taken into account.
  • Extract from : « Cooley's Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades..., Sixth Edition, Volume I » by Arnold Cooley
  • For this stairway was a common one, as its dirtiness would testify.
  • Extract from : « The Velvet Glove » by Henry Seton Merriman
  • The flower's purity was a mirror in which she saw her own dirtiness.
  • Extract from : « Quiet Talks with World Winners » by S. D. Gordon
  • Children in various degrees of nakedness and dirtiness play everywhere.
  • Extract from : « Life on a Mediaeval Barony » by William Stearns Davis
  • His dirtiness surpasses anything I have ever seen, and his food is abominably nasty.
  • Extract from : « Travels in the Central Parts of Indo-China (Siam), Cambodia, and Laos (Vol. 1 of 2) » by Henri Mouhot

Antonyms for dirtiness

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