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What is another word for dirty?

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Adjective
Covered or marked with an unclean substance
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“Most of the cells were dirty, and the walls covered with graffiti.”
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Not in accordance with standards of honor, decency or fair play
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“The coach sounded off angrily against what he considered dirty tactics employed by the opposing team.”
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Concerned with lewdness or obscenity
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“Melania complained that the shock jock had goaded her husband into making dirty and inappropriate jokes on the air.”
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(of a color) Not bright or pure
“I drop my head, allowing my eyes to wash over the dirty color of the floorboards.”
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Showing ill will or hostility
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“My toddler's death stare is more akin to being given a dirty look by a really cute cat.”
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Characterized by windy or stormy conditions
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“The light was in a tall tower, a most welcome sight as we steered ahead into dirty weather and fog.”
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Damaging to someone's reputation
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“Celebrities can regularly be seen on social media denouncing any dirty lies being spread against them.”
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(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.”
Adjective
Immoral, unprincipled or evil in nature
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Abhorrent, deserving of condemnation
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Marked by a likelihood to threaten the safety of a person or persons
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Scruffy or shabby
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Forbidden or not permitted
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Having the characteristics of a pig
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Prohibited or restricted by social custom
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Filled or covered over with clouds
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Deserving censure or condemnation
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Forming a thick tangled mess
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Verb
To cause to be dirty or soiled
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“Every single time our pup came in, he would dirty the floors with muddy paw prints.”
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(mess up) To make untidy or dirty
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To cause damage to
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Adverb
To an extreme degree
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“We can't have a hedge but it's alright for them to put a dirty great lump of concrete outside our house.”
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