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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dirty  \Dirt"y\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dirtied};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Dirtying}.] 
  1.  To  foul;  to  make  filthy;  to  soil;  as  to  dirty  the  clothes 
  or  hands. 
 
  2.  To  tarnish;  to  sully;  to  scandalize;  --  said  of 
  reputation,  character,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dirty  \Dirt"y\,  a.  [Compar.  {Dirtier};  superl.  {Dirtiest}.] 
  1.  Defiled  with  dirt;  foul;  nasty;  filthy;  not  clean  or  pure; 
  serving  to  defile;  as  dirty  hands;  dirty  water;  a  dirty 
  white.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  Sullied;  clouded;  --  applied  to  color.  --Locke. 
 
  3.  Sordid;  base;  groveling;  as  a  dirty  fellow. 
 
  The  creature's  at  his  dirty  work  again  --Pope. 
 
  4.  Sleety;  gusty;  stormy;  as  dirty  weather. 
 
  Storms  of  wind,  clouds  of  dust,  an  angry,  dirty  sea. 
  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  Syn:  Nasty;  filthy;  foul.  See  {Nasty}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dirty 
  adj  1:  soiled  or  likely  to  soil  with  dirt  or  grime;  "dirty  unswept 
  sidewalks";  "a  child  in  dirty  overalls";  "dirty 
  slums";  "piles  of  dirty  dishes";  "put  his  dirty  feet 
  on  the  clean  sheet";  "wore  an  unclean  shirt";  "mining 
  is  a  dirty  job";  "Cinderella  did  the  dirty  work  while 
  her  sisters  preened  themselves"  [syn:  {soiled},  {unclean}] 
  [ant:  {clean}] 
  2:  (of  behavior  or  especially  language)  characterized  by 
  obscenity  or  indecency;  "dirty  words";  "a  dirty  old  man"; 
  "dirty  books  and  movies";  "boys  telling  dirty  jokes";  "has 
  a  dirty  mouth"  [ant:  {clean}] 
  3:  vile;  despicable;  "a  dirty  (or  lousy)  trick";  "a  filthy 
  traitor"  [syn:  {filthy},  {lousy}] 
  4:  spreading  pollution  or  contamination;  especially  radioactive 
  contamination;  "the  air  near  the  foundry  was  always 
  dirty";  "the  air  near  the  foundry  was  always  dirty";  "a 
  dirty  bomb  releases  enormous  amounts  of  long-lived 
  radioactive  fallout"  [syn:  {contaminating}]  [ant:  {clean}] 
  5:  contaminated  with  infecting  organisms;  "dirty  wounds"; 
  "obliged  to  go  into  infected  rooms"-  Jane  Austen  [syn:  {contaminated}, 
  {infected}] 
  6:  (of  color)  discolored  by  impurities;  not  bright  and  clear; 
  dirty"  is  often  used  in  combination;  "a  dirty  (or  dingy) 
  white";  "the  muddied  gray  of  the  sea";  "muddy  colors"; 
  "dirty-green  walls";  "dirty-blonde  hair"  [syn:  {dingy},  {muddied}, 
  {muddy}] 
  7:  (of  a  manuscript)  defaced  with  changes;  "foul  (or  dirty) 
  copy"  [syn:  {foul},  {marked-up}] 
  8:  obtained  illegally  or  by  improper  means  "dirty  money"; 
  "ill-gotten  gains"  [syn:  {ill-gotten}] 
  9:  expressing  or  revealing  hostility  or  dislike;  "dirty  looks" 
  10:  violating  accepted  standards  or  rules  "a  dirty  fighter"; 
  "used  foul  means  to  gain  power";  "a  nasty  unsporting 
  serve";  "fined  for  unsportsmanlike  behavior"  [syn:  {cheating(a)}, 
  {foul},  {unsporting},  {unsportsmanlike}] 
  11:  unethical  or  dishonest;  "dirty  police  officers";  "a  sordid 
  political  campaign"  [syn:  {sordid}] 
  12:  unpleasantly  stormy;  "there's  dirty  weather  in  the  offing" 
  v  :  make  soiled,  filthy,  or  dirty;  "don't  soil  your  clothes  when 
  you  play  outside!"  [syn:  {soil},  {begrime},  {grime},  {colly}, 
  {bemire}]  [ant:  {clean}] 




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