- foul with, characterized by, or having the nature of filth; disgustingly or completely dirty.
- vile; vulgar; obscene: filthy language.
- contemptibly offensive, vile, or objectionable: to treat one's friends in a filthy manner.
- (of money) abundantly supplied (often followed by with): They're filthy with money.
- to make filthy; foul.
- filthy rich, outrageously wealthy; very rich.
Origin of filthy
1. See dirty.
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Examples from the Web for filthiness
For all its filthiness, Hysterical Literature is clean to the point of precision.'Hysterical Literature': Women Who Read Until Orgasm
March 5, 2014
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.Bunyan Characters - Third Series
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
- characterized by or full of filth; very dirty or obscene
- offensive or viciousthat was a filthy trick to play
- informal, mainly British extremely unpleasantfilthy weather
- extremely; disgustinglyfilthy rich
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Word Origin and History for filthiness
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]
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