- I(Roget's IV) modif.Syn. soiled, sullied, stained, spotted, filthy, bedraggled, smeared, befouled, nasty, grimy, polluted, rank, unhealthful, defiled, impure, nonkosher, muddy, fetid, feculent, stinking, rotten, vile, decayed, contaminated, tainted, rancid, putrid, putrescent, moldy, musty, mildewed, besmirched, smirched, besmutted, smutted, besmuttered, besmeared, filmed over, bleary, dusty, sooty, smudgy, draffy, scurvy, scurfy, clogged, slimy, mucky, tarnished, murky, smudged, daubed, blurred, begrimed, spattered, bespattered, maggotty, flyblown; see also dirty 1 , impure 1 .Ant. pure*, clean, white.II(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.dirty, filthy, soiled, befouled, tainted, grimy, polluted, nasty, impure, contaminated, vile, infected, germ-ridden.ANT.: clean, washed, antisepticIII(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Covered or stained with or as if with dirt or other impurities: black, dirty, filthy, grimy, grubby, smutty, soiled, uncleanly. See CLEAN. 2. Not chaste or moral: immoral, impure, unchaste, uncleanly. See GOOD, RESTRAINT, SEX. 3. Ceremonially or religiously unfit: impure. See CLEAN, RELIGION, SACRED.
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