from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Covered or smeared with filth; disgustingly dirty. synonym: dirty.
  • adjective Obscene or offensive.
  • adjective Vile; nasty.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Containing or involved in filth; foul; dirty; noisome; nasty.
  • Morally foul; defiled by sinful practices; polluted.
  • Low; scurvy; contemptible; mean.
  • Synonyms Dirty, Foul, etc. (see nasty); squalid.
  • Impure, corrupt, gross.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Defiled with filth, whether material or moral; nasty; dirty; polluted; foul; impure; obscene.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Covered with filth; very dirty.
  • adjective Obscene or offensive.
  • adjective Very unpleasant or disagreeable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter
  • adjective vile; despicable
  • adjective characterized by obscenity


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

filth +‎ -y


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    - David Smith, Bard's secret sex text message,, 26 March 2006.

    February 9, 2009

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