- 1covered or marked with an unclean substance
- 2immoral or dishonest
- 3unpleasant or harmful
Using dirty: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "dirty" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
The kitchen was dirty and needed cleaning.
He has a dirty mind and always makes inappropriate jokes.
The air in the city is dirty and polluted.
dirty Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with dirty
If you want to succeed in politics, you have to be willing to get your hands dirty.
I don't want to air my dirty laundry in public.
I had to do all the dirty work while my colleagues took the credit.
Summary: dirty in Brief
The adjective 'dirty' [ˈdɜːrti] describes something that is covered in an unclean substance, immoral or dishonest, or unpleasant or harmful. It can refer to physical objects like a dirty kitchen, or to people's behavior, like having a dirty mind. Phrases like 'get one's hands dirty' and 'dirty laundry' extend the meaning to involvement in unpleasant or shameful activities or secrets.