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filth

[ filth ]
/ fɪlθ /
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noun

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.

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Origin of filth

before 1000; Middle English; Old English fȳlth.See foul, -th1
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British Dictionary definitions for filth

filth
/ (fɪlθ) /

noun

foul or disgusting dirt; refuse
extreme physical or moral uncleanliness; pollution
vulgarity or obscenity, as in language
the filth derogatory, slang the police

Word Origin for filth

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