Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “filthy”

filthy

adjective uk   /ˈfɪl.θi/ us  

filthy adjective (DIRTY)

C1 extremely or unpleasantly dirty: Wash your hands - they're filthy! Look at this cloth - it's filthy! I've never smoked - it's a filthy habit.figurative That girl just gave me a filthy look (= looked at me in a very unpleasant, disapproving way).UK He was in a filthy (= a very bad) temper/mood.

filthy adjective (OFFENSIVE)

C1 containing sexually offensive words or pictures: filthy language a filthy jokehumorous You've got a filthy mind!

filthy

adverb uk   /ˈfɪl.θi/ us  
filthy dirty extremely dirty filthy rich informal extremely rich
(Definition of filthy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of filthy?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Dirty & untidy, but you might be interested in these topics from the Clean, dirty and cleaning topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “filthy” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

for starters

used to say that something is the first in a list of things

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More