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Adjective
Covered or marked with an unclean substance
“Most of the cells were dirty and the walls covered with graffiti.”
Adjective
Not in accordance with standards of honor, decency or fair play
“The coach sounded off angrily against what he considered dirty tactics employed by the opposing team.”
Adjective
Concerned with lewdness or obscenity
“Melania complained that the shock jock had goaded her husband into making dirty and inappropriate jokes on air.”
Adjective
(of a color) Not bright or pure
“I drop my head, allowing my eyes to wash over the dirty color of the floorboards.”
Adjective
Showing ill will or hostility
“My toddler's death stare is more akin to being given a dirty look by a really cute cat.”
Adjective
Marked by wet and windy conditions
“The light was in a tall tower, a most welcome sight as we steered ahead into dirty weather and fog.”
Adjective
Damaging to someone's reputation
“Celebrities can regularly be seen on social media denouncing any dirty lies being spread against them.”
Adjective
(of a person) That can be bought through bribery
“The dirty judge copped a plea, admitting in federal court to have laundered money for unscrupulous individuals.”
Verb
To make dirty
“Every single time our pup came in, he would dirty the floors with muddy paw prints.”
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