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filth

[ filth ]

noun

  1. offensive or disgusting dirt or refuse; foul matter:

    the filth dumped into our rivers.

  2. foul condition:

    to live in filth.

  3. moral impurity, corruption, or obscenity.
  4. vulgar or obscene language or thought.


filth

/ fɪlθ /

noun

  1. foul or disgusting dirt; refuse
  2. extreme physical or moral uncleanliness; pollution
  3. vulgarity or obscenity, as in language
  4. the filth derogatory.
    the police


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Word History and Origins

Origin of filth1

before 1000; Middle English; Old English fȳlth. See foul, -th 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of filth1

Old English fӯlth ; related to Old Saxon, Old High German fūlitha ; see foul , defile
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Example Sentences

I mostly cherish the wonderful absurdity of an extremely long hike, the way you decide on day one of your excursion to forgo the comforts of civilized society and indulge pain and filth and hunger, then repeat said decision for, say, six months.

Peele’s UFO monster, then, can be read as making a moral judgment from on high of humanity’s obsession with money and spectacle—and raining down upon them filth and blood as punishment.

From Time

These deceptively powerful devices oscillate their scrubbers a staggering number of times per second to do away with tough mildew, stains, and filth stuck in hard-to-reach spaces.

Added to this was the misery of dust that billowed everywhere all the time, a compound of dirt and the dessicated filth of horses and dogs that got into your clothes, your house, your eyes, your mouth, sometimes your very soul.

Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

With the money came the filth, and the contemptuous lewdness you see in the film are based on actual claims in the book.

That night, I dreamed of a square, three-story, concrete building that was dark and dingy with filth, dust, and cobwebs.

Adapted from a book by the same author, Filth has arrived with an identical swagger.

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.

The head of the BBC Trust, the former governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, described the allegations as a “tsunami of filth.”

Amid the hush that followed, the stranger picked himself slowly up, and sought to wipe the filth from his face and garments.

There are poets and writers who see naught in war but carrion, filth, savagery and horror.

A crust of bread and clear air are far preferable to luxuries enveloped in clouds of smoke and heaps of filth.

But then who is there that can bear so total a disguise as filth and untidiness spread over a woman?

The tin glides over the greasy surface, noiselessly, smoothly, till the thick layer of filth is worn off.

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