filthy

[ fil-thee ]
/ ˈfɪl θi /

adjective, filth·i·er, filth·i·est.

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.

verb (used with object), filth·ied, filth·y·ing.

to make filthy; foul.

Nearby words

  1. filter tip,
  2. filterable,
  3. filterable virus,
  4. filtering operation,
  5. filth,
  6. filthy lucre,
  7. filtrable,
  8. filtrate,
  9. filtration,
  10. filtration angle

Idioms

    filthy rich, outrageously wealthy; very rich.

Origin of filthy

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at filth, -y1

Related formsfilth·i·ly, adverbfilth·i·ness, noun

Synonym study

1. See dirty.

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British Dictionary definitions for filthiness

filthy

/ (ˈfɪlθɪ) /

adjective filthier or filthiest

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

adverb

extremely; disgustinglyfilthy rich
Derived Formsfilthily, adverbfilthiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for filthiness

filthy

adj.
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