Synonyms for (adjective) unclean

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: unclean, impure

Definition: having a physical or moral blemish so as to make impure according to dietary or ceremonial laws

Usage: unclean meat; and the swine...is unclean to you-Leviticus 11:3

Similar words: nonkosher, terefah, tref

Definition: not conforming to dietary laws


Similar words: untouchable

Definition: ( especially used in traditional Hindu belief of the lowest caste or castes) defiling