(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. unclean, filthy, soiled, foul; murky, miry, stormy; vile, sordid, mean; pornographic; dishonest. See uncleanness, dimness, impurity, cloudiness.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Containing dirt]
Syn. soiled, unclean, filthy, grimy, unsanitary, unhygienic, polluted, foul, nasty, slovenly, dusty, undusted, messy, squalid, sloppy, untidy, lousy, disheveled, uncombed, unsightly, slatternly, bedraggled, disarrayed, straggly, unwashed, unkempt, stained, tarnished, spotted, smudged, fouled, infected, greasy, spattered, smutty, smutted, flyspecked, muddy, mucky, sooty, smoky, smoked, slimy, rusty, murky, dingy, unlaundered, unswept, unsalable, unpolished, crummy*, scrubby*, icky*, grubby*, raunchy*, scuzzy*, yucky*, scummy*.
Ant. clean, sanitary, spotless, tidy.
2. [Obscene]
Syn. pornographic, smutty, lewd; see lewd 1 , 2 , ribald .
3. [Nasty]
Syn. mean, contemptible, disagreeable; see mean 1 , 3 , ruthless 1 .
Syn.- dirty is applied to that which is covered or filled with any kind of dirt and is the broadest of these terms [ a dirty face, a dirty room ] ; ?soiled generally suggests the presence of superficial dirt in an amount sufficient to impair cleanness or freshness [ a soiled shirt ] ; grimy suggests soot or granular dirt deposited on or ingrained in a surface [ a miner with a grimy face ] ; filthy is applied to that which is disgustingly dirty [filthy as a pigpen ] ; foul implies extreme filth that is grossly offensive or loathsome because of its stench, putridity, or corruption [foul air ] v.
Syn. soil, sully, stain, defile, pollute, foul, encrust, coat, tarnish, spot, smear, daub, blot, blur, make dusty, blacken, smudge, smutch, smoke, muddy, drabble, draggle, heap dirt upon, botch, begrime, bedaub, spoil, speck, sweat up, blotch, spatter, besmear, befoul, splash, debase, corrupt, taint, contaminate, rot, decay, mold, make impure, muck up*.
Ant. clean*, cleanse, rinse.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
soil, stain, muddy, besmirch, mess, spot, begrime, foul, pollute, smudge, smatter, defile.
1. soiled filthy, unclean, grimy, *grungy, stained, spotted, begrimed, unsightly, squalid, messy, foul, greasy, grubby, polluted, muddy, smudged, *scuzzy, *gross, unsanitary.
2. obscene pornographic, X-rated, filthy, smutty, indecent, prurient, blue, risque, off-color, ribald, *raunchy, *raw, explicit, scatological.
3. unfair unsportsmanlike, dishonorable, dishonest, low, *cheap, rotten, mean, below-the-belt.
ANT.: 1. clean, sanitary, spotless, sparkling. 2. wholesome, clean, G-rated. 3. fair, sportsmanlike, clean
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Covered or stained with or as if with dirt or other impurities: black, filthy, grimy, grubby, smutty, soiled, unclean, uncleanly. See CLEAN. 2. Offensive to accepted standards of decency: barnyard, bawdy, broad, coarse, Fescennine, filthy, foul, gross, lewd, nasty, obscene, profane, ribald, scatologic, scatological, scurrilous, smutty, vulgar. Slang: raunchy. See DECENT. 3. Violently disturbed or agitated, as by storms: heavy, raging, roiled, roily, rough, rugged, stormy, tempestuous, tumultuous, turbulent, ugly, violent, wild. See CALM. II verb 1. To make dirty: befoul, begrime, besmirch, besoil, black, blacken, defile, smudge, smutch, soil, sully. See CLEAN. 2. To contaminate the reputation of: befoul, besmear, besmirch, bespatter, blacken, cloud, denigrate, smear, smudge, smut, soil, spatter, stain, sully, taint, tarnish. Idioms: give a black eye to, sling (or throw) mud on. See ATTACK, CLEAN.

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