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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [filth]
    • /fɪlθ/
    • /fɪlθ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [filth]
    • /fɪlθ/

Definitions of filth word

  • noun filth offensive or disgusting dirt or refuse; foul matter: the filth dumped into our rivers. 1
  • noun filth foul condition: to live in filth. 1
  • noun filth moral impurity, corruption, or obscenity. 1
  • noun filth vulgar or obscene language or thought. 1
  • noun filth Disgusting dirt. 1
  • noun filth dirtiness 1

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Origin of filth

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English; Old English fȳlth. See foul, -th1

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Parts of speech for Filth


filth popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

filth usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for filth

noun filth

  • smut — a particle of soot; sooty matter.
  • grime — dirt, soot, or other filthy matter, especially adhering to or embedded in a surface.
  • slime — thin, glutinous mud.
  • garbage — discarded animal and vegetable matter, as from a kitchen; refuse.
  • putrefaction — the act or process of putrefying; the anaerobic decomposition of organic matter by bacteria and fungi that results in obnoxiously odorous products; rotting.

adjective filth

  • grunge — dirt; filth; rubbish.

Antonyms for filth

noun filth

  • assets — the property and claims against debtors that a business enterprise may apply to discharge its liabilities. Assets may be fixed, current, liquid, or intangible and are shown balanced against liabilities
  • purification — to make pure; free from anything that debases, pollutes, adulterates, or contaminates: to purify metals.
  • cleanliness — Cleanliness is the degree to which people keep themselves and their surroundings clean.
  • sterility — free from living germs or microorganisms; aseptic: sterile surgical instruments.
  • purity — the condition or quality of being pure; freedom from anything that debases, contaminates, pollutes, etc.: the purity of drinking water.

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