Synonyms for (verb) dirty

Synonyms: soil, grime, begrime, bemire, colly, dirty

Definition: make soiled, filthy, or dirty

Usage: don't soil your clothes when you play outside!

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms for (adjective) dirty

Synonyms: dirty

Definition: unpleasantly stormy

Usage: there's dirty weather in the offing

Similar words: stormy

Definition: (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion

Usage: a stormy day; wide and stormy seas


Synonyms: soiled, dirty, unclean

Definition: soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime

Usage: dirty unswept sidewalks; a child in dirty overalls; dirty slums; piles of dirty dishes; put his dirty feet on the clean sheet; wore an unclean shirt; mining is a dirty job; Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves

Similar words: Augean

Definition: extremely filthy from long neglect


Similar words: bedraggled, draggled

Definition: limp and soiled as if dragged in the mud

Usage: the beggar's bedraggled clothes; scarecrows in battered hats or draggled skirts


Similar words: befouled, fouled

Definition: made dirty or foul

Usage: a building befouled with soot; breathing air fouled and darkened with factory soot


Similar words: dingy, grubby, grungy, grimy, begrimed, raunchy

Definition: thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot

Usage: a miner's begrimed face; dingy linen; grimy hands; grubby little fingers; a grungy kitchen


Similar words: smutty, black

Definition: soiled with dirt or soot

Usage: with feet black from playing outdoors; his shirt was black within an hour


Similar words: buggy

Definition: infested with bugs


Similar words: cobwebby

Definition: covered with cobwebs


Similar words: dirty-faced

Definition: having a dirty face

Usage: a crowd of dirty-faced ragamuffins surrounded him


Similar words: feculent

Definition: foul with waste matter


Similar words: foul, filthy, nasty

Definition: disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter

Usage: as filthy as a pigsty; a foul pond; a nasty pigsty of a room


Similar words: flyblown, squalid, sordid

Definition: foul and run-down and repulsive

Usage: a flyblown bar on the edge of town; a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town; squalid living conditions; sordid shantytowns


Similar words: oily, greasy

Definition: smeared or soiled with grease or oil

Usage: greasy coveralls; get rid of rubbish and oily rags


Similar words: lousy

Definition: infested with lice

Usage: burned their lousy clothes


Similar words: maculate

Definition: spotted or blotched


Similar words: mucky, muddy

Definition: dirty and messy; covered with mud or muck

Usage: muddy boots; a mucky stable


Similar words: ratty

Definition: dirty and infested with rats


Similar words: scummy

Definition: covered with scum

Usage: the scummy surface of the polluted pond


Similar words: smudgy

Definition: smeared with something that soils or stains; these words are often used in combination

Usage: oil-smeared work clothes; hostile faces smirched by the grime and rust- Henry Roth; ink-smudged fingers


Similar words: snot-nosed, snotty

Definition: dirty with nasal discharge

Usage: a snotty nose; a house full of snot-nosed kids


Similar words: sooty

Definition: covered with or as if with soot

Usage: a sooty chimney


Similar words: travel-soiled, travel-stained

Definition: soiled from travel

Usage: travel-soiled clothes


Similar words: uncleanly

Definition: habitually unclean


Similar words: unswept

Definition: not having been swept

Usage: unswept floors


Similar words: unwashed

Definition: not cleaned with or as if with soap and water

Usage: a sink full of unwashed dishes


Synonyms: dirty

Definition: (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency

Usage: dirty words; a dirty old man; dirty books and movies; boys telling dirty jokes; has a dirty mouth

Similar words: bawdy, off-color, ribald

Definition: humorously vulgar

Usage: bawdy songs; off-color jokes; ribald language


Similar words: profane, blasphemous, blue

Definition: characterized by profanity or cursing

Usage: foul-mouthed and blasphemous; blue language; profane words


Similar words: dirty-minded

Definition: having lewd thoughts


Similar words: cruddy, nasty, smutty, foul, filthy

Definition: characterized by obscenity

Usage: had a filthy mouth; foul language; smutty jokes


Similar words: foul-mouthed, foul-spoken

Definition: using foul or obscene language

Usage: noisy foul-mouthed women all shouting at once


Similar words: obscene, salacious, lewd, raunchy

Definition: suggestive of or tending to moral looseness

Usage: lewd whisperings of a dirty old man; an indecent gesture; obscene telephone calls; salacious limericks


Similar words: scabrous

Definition: dealing with salacious or indecent material

Usage: a scabrous novel


Similar words: scatological

Definition: dealing pruriently with excrement and excretory functions

Usage: scatological literature


Synonyms: dirty, sordid

Definition: unethical or dishonest

Usage: dirty police officers; a sordid political campaign

Similar words: corrupt

Definition: lacking in integrity

Usage: humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation; a corrupt and incompetent city government


Synonyms: unsporting, unsportsmanlike, dirty, foul, cheating

Definition: violating accepted standards or rules

Usage: a dirty fighter; used foul means to gain power; a nasty unsporting serve; fined for unsportsmanlike behavior

Similar words: unfair, unjust

Definition: not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception

Usage: used unfair methods; it was an unfair trial; took an unfair advantage


Synonyms: dirty

Definition: expressing or revealing hostility or dislike

Usage: dirty looks

Similar words: hostile

Definition: characterized by enmity or ill will

Usage: a hostile nation; a hostile remark; hostile actions


Synonyms: dirty, ill-gotten

Definition: obtained illegally or by improper means

Usage: dirty money; ill-gotten gains

Similar words: illegal

Definition: prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules

Usage: an illegal chess move


Synonyms: dirty, foul, marked-up

Definition: (of a manuscript) defaced with changes

Usage: foul (or dirty) copy

Similar words: illegible

Definition: (of handwriting, print, etc.) not legible

Usage: illegible handwriting


Synonyms: lousy, filthy, dirty

Definition: vile; despicable

Usage: a dirty (or lousy) trick; a filthy traitor

Similar words: nasty, awful

Definition: offensive or even (of persons) malicious

Usage: in a nasty mood; a nasty accident; a nasty shock; a nasty smell; a nasty trick to pull; Will he say nasty things at my funeral?- Ezra Pound


Synonyms: muddied, muddy, dingy, dirty

Definition: (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear

Usage: dirty is often used in combination; a dirty (or dingy) white; the muddied grey of the sea; muddy colors; dirty-green walls; dirty-blonde hair

Similar words: impure

Definition: combined with extraneous elements


Synonyms: pestiferous, dirty

Definition: contaminated with infecting organisms

Usage: dirty wounds; obliged to go into infected rooms- Jane Austen

Similar words: infected, septic

Definition: containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms

Usage: a septic sore throat; a septic environment; septic sewage