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filthy

[fil-thee] /ˈfɪl θi/
adjective, filthier, filthiest.
1.
foul with, characterized by, or having the nature of filth; disgustingly or completely dirty.
2.
vile; vulgar; obscene:
filthy language.
3.
contemptibly offensive, vile, or objectionable:
to treat one's friends in a filthy manner.
4.
(of money) abundantly supplied (often followed by with):
They're filthy with money.
verb (used with object), filthied, filthying.
5.
to make filthy; foul.
Idioms
6.
filthy rich, outrageously wealthy; very rich.
Origin of filthy
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at filth, -y1
Related forms
filthily, adverb
filthiness, noun
Synonym Study
1. See dirty.
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Examples from the Web for filthiness
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  • When shall I rest, and be cleansed from the filthiness which is gone forth out of me?

    Jesus the Christ James Edward Talmage
  • For century after century the idea prevailed that filthiness was akin to holiness.

    The Necessity of Atheism Dr. D.M. Brooks
  • But all love, of whatsoever sort, say they, is a filthiness of the flesh.

    In Convent Walls Emily Sarah Holt
  • I see dirt in mine own tears, and filthiness in the bottom of my prayers.

  • What is to be got rid of is not this or that defect or vice, but 'all filthiness of flesh and spirit.'

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren
  • And for his practice, he was now drunken in all manner of uncleanness and filthiness.

  • These rooms could have vied with any in London for supremacy of filthiness.

    The Whirlpool George Gissing
  • The fellow was correct about the clothes and the filthiness of the English moocher.

    Tramping with Tramps Josiah Flynt
  • So have we to be warned against "all filthiness of the flesh and spirit."

British Dictionary definitions for filthiness

filthy

/ˈfɪlθɪ/
adjective filthier, filthiest
1.
characterized by or full of filth; very dirty or obscene
2.
offensive or vicious: that was a filthy trick to play
3.
(informal, mainly Brit) extremely unpleasant: filthy weather
adverb
4.
extremely; disgustingly: filthy rich
Derived Forms
filthily, adverb
filthiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for filthiness

filthy

adj.

late 12c., fulthe, "corrupt, sinful," from filth + -y (2). Meaning "physically unclean" is from late 14c. Meaning "morally dirty, obscene" is from 1530s.

In early use often hardly more emphatic than the mod. dirty; it is now a violent expression of disgust, seldom employed in polite colloquial speech. [OED]
Related: Filthiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for filthiness

filthy

adjective

  1. Wealthy; rich; loaded: He's filthy with dough (1930s+)
  2. Obscene; salacious; blue, dirty: filthy movies/ filthy minds (1535+)
  3. Excellent; desirable; cool, rad (1990s+ Teenagers)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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