(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
1. uncleanness, impurity; filth, defilement, contamination, soilure; abomination; taint; malodorousness; decay, putrescence, putrefaction; corruption, mold, must, mildew, dry rot; slovenliness, squalor, sordidness. See ugliness.
2. (leavings) offal, garbage, carrion; excretion; feces, excrement, ordure, dung, biosolids; slough; pus, matter, gangrene, suppuration; sewage, sewerage; muck, guano, manure, compost. See decomposition.
3. (remainder) dross, scoria; ashes, cinders, clinkers, scum, froth; swill, hogwash; ditchwater, dishwater, bilgewater; rinsings, offscourings, sweepings; scurvy, scurviness, scurf[iness]; dandruff, tartar. Slang, dreck.
4. (grimy substance) dirt, filth, soil, slop; dust, cobweb, smoke, soot, smudge, smut, grime; muck, mud, mire, quagmire, alluvium, silt, sludge, slime, slush. Slang, grunge.
5. (unclean person) drab, slut, slattern, sloven, slob, pig, riffraff; vermin, louse, flea, cockroach. Slang, litterbug, schlub, alley rat, grod(dess), trollymog, drap, mab, mopsy, swatchel.
6. dunghill, dungheap, midden, bog, sink, latrine, outhouse, head, privy, cesspool; sump, slough, dump, dumpheap, cloaca, scrapheap, junkyard, boneyard; drain, sewer; sty, pigsty, lair, den, Augean stables, sink of corruption; slum, rookery. Slang, rathole.
7. (dirty mark) spot, taint, mark, stain, blot; smear, smudge.
8. (dirty thoughts) foul-mindedness, obscenity, foulmouthedness; evil-mindedness, dirtiness; foul, evil, or dirty mind, filthiness; foul play. Slang, dirty fighting, dirty deal.
1. rot, putrefy, fester, rankle, reek, stink (see malodorousness); mold, go bad, spoil, become tainted.
2. dirty, soil, smoke, tarnish, spot, smear, daub, blot, blur, smudge, smirch; drabble, draggle; spatter, besmear, bemire, beslime, begrime, befoul; splash, stain, sully, pollute, defile, debase, contaminate, taint, corrupt (see deterioration).Informal, foul.
1. unclean, dirty, filthy, grimy; soiled; dusty, smutty, sooty, smoky; thick, turbid, slimy; unclean, scruffy, slovenly, untidy, dingy, draggled, slatternly, sluttish, draggletailed; uncombed, unkempt, frowzy; unscoured, unswept, unwiped, unwashed, unpurified; squalid, rotten, seamy, nasty, coarse, foul, impure, offensive, abominable, nasty, piggish, beastly, reeky, sweaty, fetid, obscene; disgusting, nauseating, stomach-turning, revolting, sordid, corrupt. Informal, grubby. Slang, grungy, scuzzy, grotty, barnyard, yucky.
2. moldy, musty, mildewed, rusty, moth-eaten, rancid, bad, gone bad, fusty; scabrous, scrofulous, leprous; rotten, corrupt, tainted; gamy, high, flyblown, verminous, maggoty; putrid, putrescent, putrefied; purulent, carious, infected, infested, peccant, fecal, scurfy, impetiginous; gory, bloody; rotting, crapulous.
Phrases — poverty comes from God, but not dirt.
Quotations — While we spend energy and imagination on new ways of cleaning the floors of our houses, the Japanese solve the problem by not dirtying them in the first place (Bernard Rudofsky), Dirt is only matter out of place ( John Chipman Gray).
Antonyms, see cleanness.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The condition or state of being dirty: dirtiness, filth, filthiness, foulness, griminess, grubbiness, smuttiness, squalor, uncleanliness. See CLEAN. 2. Impure condition: defilement, dirtiness, foulness, impurity, pollution, unwhole-someness. See CLEAN.

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