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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fil-thee]
    • /ˈfɪl θi/
    • /ˈfɪl.θi/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fil-thee]
    • /ˈfɪl θi/

Definitions of filthy word

  • adjective filthy foul with, characterized by, or having the nature of filth; disgustingly or completely dirty. 1
  • adjective filthy vile; vulgar; obscene: filthy language. 1
  • adjective filthy contemptibly offensive, vile, or objectionable: to treat one's friends in a filthy manner. 1
  • adjective filthy (of money) abundantly supplied (often followed by with): They're filthy with money. 1
  • verb with object filthy to make filthy; foul. 1
  • idioms filthy filthy rich, outrageously wealthy; very rich. 1

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Origin of filthy

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at filth, -y1

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Parts of speech for Filthy


filthy popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% 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".

filthy usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for filthy

adj filthy

  • muddy — abounding in or covered with mud.
  • disheveled — hanging loosely or in disorder; unkempt: disheveled hair.
  • obscene — offensive to morality or decency; indecent; depraved: obscene language.
  • grubby — dirty; slovenly: children with grubby faces and sad eyes.
  • crummy — Something that is crummy is unpleasant, of very poor quality, or not good enough.

adjective filthy

  • messy — characterized by a dirty, untidy, or disordered condition: a messy room.
  • polluted — made unclean or impure; contaminated; tainted: swimming in polluted waters.
  • faecal — feces.
  • rude — discourteous or impolite, especially in a deliberate way: a rude reply.
  • vulgar — characterized by ignorance of or lack of good breeding or taste: vulgar ostentation.

Antonyms for filthy

adj filthy

  • moral — of, relating to, or concerned with the principles or rules of right conduct or the distinction between right and wrong; ethical: moral attitudes.
  • sterile — free from living germs or microorganisms; aseptic: sterile surgical instruments.
  • chaste — If you describe a person or their behaviour as chaste, you mean that they do not have sex with anyone, or they only have sex with their husband or wife.
  • clean — Something that is clean is free from dirt or unwanted marks.
  • neat — in a pleasingly orderly and clean condition: a neat room.

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