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filthy

adjective

  1. (soiled)  disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter
    Synonyms: foul, nasty. Similar to: dirty
  2. (cruddy)  characterized by obscenity
    Synonyms: cruddy, foul, nasty, smutty. Similar to: dirty
  3. (evil)  morally reprehensible
    Synonyms: despicable, dirty, lousy, slimy, ugly, unworthy, vile, worthless, wretched. Similar to:...

Etymology summary

Middle English filthi
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Dirt | dirty

unclean matter, especially when in contact with a person's clothes, skin or possessions when they are said to become dirty. Common types of dirt include: dust -- a general powder of organic or mineral matter ; filth -- foul matter such as excrement ; ... (42 of 796 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

filthy | extremely [synonym, sense-specific] | disgustingly [synonym, sense-specific] | filthily [adverb, derived]

characterized by or full of filth; very dirty or obscene | offensive or vicious | [informal, British] extremely unpleasant | extremely; disgustingly (19 of 538 words, 4 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/filthy

Merriam-Webster:

filthy [entry 1, adjective] | filthier [comparative] | filthiest [superlative] | underhand [synonym, sense-specific] | obscene [synonym, sense-specific] | vile [synonym, sense-specific] | bawdy [synonym, sense-specific] | blue [synonym, sense-specific] | coarse [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

covered with, containing, or characterized by filth | "underhand", "vile" ; "obscene" (11 of 209 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/filthy

filthy [entry 2, adverb] | achingly [synonym] | almighty [synonym] | archly [synonym] | awful [synonym] | awfully [synonym] | badly [synonym] | beastly [synonym] | blisteringly [synonym] | ...

in a filthy manner (4 of 180 words, 3 usage examples)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/filthy show=1

Oxford Dictionary:

filthy | filthier [comparative] | filthiest [superlative] | filthily [derived] | filthiness [derived]

disgustingly dirty | obscene and offensive | [British, informal] : [weather] very unpleasant | [informal] : angry and bad-tempered | [informal] : ... (18 of 93 words, 7 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/filthy

Random House Dictionary:

filthy | filthied [past tense] | filthying [present participle] | filthier [comparative] | filthiest [superlative]

foul with, characterized by, or having the nature of filth; disgustingly or completely dirty. | vile; vulgar; obscene. | contemptibly offensive, vile, ... (20 of 77 words, 6 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/filthy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

filthy | filthier [comparative] | filthiest [superlative] | filthily [adverb, related] | filthiness [noun, uncountable, related]

very dirty | [informal] very offensive, usually because of dealing with sex in an unpleasant way | [British, informal] filthy weather is very ... (21 of 62 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/filthy

filthy [informal, adverb] | filthier [comparative] | filthiest [superlative] | filthy rich | filthy dirty

"filthy rich": very rich | "filthy dirty": extremely dirty (8 of 29 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/filthy 8

Cambridge Dictionary:

filthy [entry 1]

extremely or unpleasantly dirty (4 of 57 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/filthy 1

filthy [entry 2]

containing sexually offensive words or pictures (6 of 21 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/filthy 2

filthy [entry 3] | filthy dirty | filthy rich

"filthy dirty": extremely dirty | "filthy rich": [informal] extremely rich (9 of 12 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/filthy 3

Wiktionary:

filthy | filthier [comparative] | filthiest [superlative] | sleazy [synonym, sense-specific] | slimy [synonym, sense-specific] | grimy [synonym, sense-specific] | gruesome [synonym, sense-specific] | pristine [antonym, sense-specific] | holy [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

Covered with filth; very dirty. | Obscene or offensive. | Very unpleasant or disagreeable. (12 of 34 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/filthy

American Heritage Dictionary:

filthy | filthier [comparative] | filthiest [superlative] | filthily [adverb, related] | filthiness [noun, related]

Covered or smeared with filth; disgustingly dirty. | Obscene; scatological. | Vile; nasty (11 of 26 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/filthy

New World Dictionary:

filthy | filthier [comparative] | filthiest [superlative] | filthily [adverb, related] | filthiness [noun, related]

full of filth; disgustingly foul | grossly obscene | morally vicious or corrupt (11 of 21 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/filthy

Encarta Dictionary:

filthy | filthier [comparative] | filthiest [superlative] | filthily [adverb, derived] | filthiness [noun, derived]

extremely or disgustingly dirty | considered extremely morally objectionable or obscene | used to express contempt or strong disapproval (informal) | ... (18 of 67 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861611488​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

filthy | filthier [comparative] | filthiest [superlative]

Origin: Middle English filthi

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/filthy

Wiktionary:

filthy

Origin: filth + -y

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/filthy

filth

Origin: Middle English filth, from Old English fȳlþ ("foulness, filth"), from Proto-Germanic *fūliþō ("foulness, filth"), from Proto-Germanic *fūlaz ("foul, corrupt, dirty, vile"), from Proto-Indo-European *pū-... (24 of 33 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/filth

-y

Origin: Middle English -y, -i, from Old English -iġ ("-y, -ic", suffix), from Proto-Germanic *-īgaz ("-y, ... | Middle English and Scots | Anglo-Norman and Middle French -ie and -e, from Latin -ia,... (30 of 81 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-y

Audio references

Wiktionary:

filthy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "filthy"

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Collins Dictionary:

filthy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "filthy"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/filthy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

filthy | filthier [comparative] | filthiest [superlative]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "filthy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/filthy

filthy [informal, adverb] | filthier [comparative] | filthiest [superlative]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "filthy"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

filthy | filthier [comparative] | filthiest [superlative]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "filthy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/filthy

filthy [informal, adverb] | filthier [comparative] | filthiest [superlative]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "filthy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/filthy 8

Cambridge Dictionary:

filthy [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "filthy"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "filthy"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/filthy 1

the Free Dictionary:

filthy

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "filthy"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "filthy"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "filthy" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/filthy

Google Dictionary:

filthy | filthier [comparative] | filthiest [superlative]

Audio: English pronunciation of "filthy"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=filthy

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

filthy

Audio: North American pronunciation of "filthy"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=filthy​01 word=filthy

YourDictionary Audio:

filthy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "filthy" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/filthy

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