- 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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Related Wordsmuddy, disheveled, obscene, grubby, crummy, grimy, grungy, nasty, squalid, soiled, vicious, indecent, black, foul, gross, impure, loathsome, offensive, putrid, repulsive
Examples from the Web for filthy
Suddenly, light flooded the room, and I found myself lying on a filthy orange sofa across the room from where my rape occurred.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything
December 16, 2014
You better take it before your filthy fraudulent self is bared to the nation.Why the FBI’s Suicide Note to MLK Still Matters
November 15, 2014
Step too far off the beaten path and you could be faced with diseased rodents and filthy insects.New York’s Scariest Night Out: The Ghosts, Rats, and Lunatics of ‘Nightmare New York’
October 4, 2014
During the heated contest versus Big Piney, Kane tells us that even the referee told him, “You guys are nothing but filthy slobs.”Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own
August 31, 2014
The article accused gays and lesbians of having a “filthy lifestyle” and blamed them for a series of social problems.The GOP's Many Facebook Fiascos
August 7, 2014
By reason of filthy money no one can say to me: Do this, or do that.
His pockets are full of filthy paper on which he writes from time to time.
They are "safe, because they are too filthy to handle, and too noisome even to approach."The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
And it was Salvat who was there, now conquered and simply a filthy bundle.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
It was a filthy place and snow had drifted in through the openings in the roof and side.The Long Labrador Trail
- 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 filthy
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]
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper