- offensive or disgusting dirt or refuse; foul matter: the filth dumped into our rivers.
- foul condition: to live in filth.
- moral impurity, corruption, or obscenity.
- vulgar or obscene language or thought.
Origin of filth
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Examples from the Web for filth
With the money came the filth, and the contemptuous lewdness you see in the film are based on actual claims in the book.The Real Wolf of Wall Street: Jordan Belfort’s Vulgar Memoirs
December 20, 2013
That night, I dreamed of a square, three-story, concrete building that was dark and dingy with filth, dust, and cobwebs.A Brigham Young University Professor’s Escape from Mormonism
Lynn K. Wilder
October 20, 2013
Adapted from a book by the same author, Filth has arrived with an identical swagger.The Movie ‘Filth’ Is Fun!
October 1, 2013
He tried to peddle this filth all over Washington, but not one member of Congress or one member of the press corps would touch it.Tim Weiner: Shadows of J. Edgar Hoover in the Petraeus Affair
November 16, 2012
The head of the BBC Trust, the former governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, described the allegations as a “tsunami of filth.”BBC Scandal Blows Up as Director George Entwistle Resigns
November 11, 2012
Rags and tidiness, filth and cleanliness, lay almost touching.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
The posters, maculated with filth, garnished like tapestry the sweep of the curbstone.The Secret Agent
They no more wanted to be touched by iron than by filth, or foul disease.Welsh Fairy Tales
William Elliott Griffis
When nobody else can find any filth left, he manages to discover some.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
She had to wallow in filth instead of having flowers all about her.L'Assommoir
- foul or disgusting dirt; refuse
- extreme physical or moral uncleanliness; pollution
- vulgarity or obscenity, as in language
- the filth derogatory, slang the police
Old English fӯlth; related to Old Saxon, Old High German fūlitha; see foul, defile
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Word Origin and History for filth
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