from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Soiled, as with dirt; unclean.
- adj. Spreading dirt; polluting: The air near the foundry was always dirty.
- adj. Apt to soil with dirt or grime: a dirty job at the garage.
- adj. Contaminated with bacteria or other infectious microorganisms.
- adj. Squalid or filthy; run-down: dirty slums.
- adj. Obscene or indecent: dirty movies; a dirty joke.
- adj. Malicious or scandalous: a dirty lie.
- adj. Unethical or corrupt; sordid: dirty politics.
- adj. Not sportsmanlike: dirty players; a dirty fighter.
- adj. Acquired by illicit or improper means: dirty money.
- adj. Slang Possessing or using illegal drugs.
- adj. Unpleasant or distasteful; thankless: Laying off workers is the dirty part of this job.
- adj. Extremely unfortunate or regrettable: a dirty shame.
- adj. Expressing disapproval or hostility: gave us a dirty look.
- adj. Not bright and clear in color; somewhat dull or drab. Often used in combination: dirty-blonde hair; dirty-green walls.
- adj. Producing a very great amount of long-lived radioactive fallout. Used of nuclear weapons.
- adj. Stormy; rough: dirty weather.
- transitive v. To make soiled.
- transitive v. To stain or tarnish with dishonor.
- intransitive v. To become soiled.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Unclean; covered with or containing unpleasant substances such as dirt or grime.
- adj. That makes one unclean; corrupting, infecting.
- adj. Morally unclean; obscene or indecent, especially sexually.
- adj. Dishonourable; violating accepted standards or rules.
- adj. Corrupt, illegal, or improper.
- adj. Out of tune.
- adj. Of color, discolored by impurities.
- adj. Containing data which need to be written back to a larger memory.
- adj. Carrying illegal drugs among one's possessions or inside of one's bloodstream.
- adj. Used as an intensifier, especially in conjunction with "great".
- adv. In a dirty manner.
- v. To make (something) dirty.
- v. To stain or tarnish (somebody) with dishonor.
- v. To debase by distorting the real nature of (something).
- v. To become soiled.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Defiled with dirt; foul; nasty; filthy; not clean or pure; serving to defile
- adj. Sullied; clouded; -- applied to color.
- adj. Sordid; base; groveling.
- adj. Sleety; gusty; stormy.
- transitive v. To foul; to make filthy; to soil.
- transitive v. To tarnish; to sully; to scandalize; -- said of reputation, character, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of or imparting dirt or filth; causing foulness; soiling: as, a dirt mixture; dirt work.
- Characterized by dirt; unclean; not cleanly; sullied: as, dirty hands; dirty employment.
- Appearing as if soiled; dark-colored; impure; dingy.
- Morally unclean or impure; base; low; despicable; groveling: as, a dirty fellow; a dirty job or trick.
- Repulsive to sensitive feeling; disagreeable; disgusting.
- Foul; muddy; squally; rainy; sloppy; uncomfortable: said of the weather or of roads.
- Unclean, soiled, sullied, begrimed.
- 4 and Vile, scurvy, shabby, sneaking, despicable, contemptible, gross, obscene.
- To defile; make filthy; soil; befoul: as, to dirty the clothes or hands.
- To soil or tarnish morally; sully.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. expressing or revealing hostility or dislike
- v. make soiled, filthy, or dirty
- adj. unpleasantly stormy
- adj. violating accepted standards or rules
- adj. spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination
- adj. obtained illegally or by improper means
- adj. (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency
- adj. soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime
- adj. (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear
- adj. vile; despicable
- adj. contaminated with infecting organisms
- adj. unethical or dishonest
- adj. (of a manuscript) defaced with changes
From dirt + -y. (Wiktionary)