Meaning of “filthy” in the English Dictionary

"filthy" in British English

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uk /ˈfɪl.θi/ us /ˈfɪl.θi/

filthy adjective (DIRTY)

C1 extremely or unpleasantly dirty:

Wash your hands - they're filthy!
Look at this tablecloth - it's filthy!
I've never smoked - it's a filthy habit.
UK 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.

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filthy adjective (OFFENSIVE)

C1 containing sexually offensive words or pictures:

filthy language
a filthy joke
humorous You've got a filthy mind!


uk /ˈfɪl.θi/ us /ˈfɪl.θi/

(Definition of “filthy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"filthy" in American English

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us /ˈfɪl·θi/

extremely dirty:

Trucks poured out clouds of filthy, black smoke.
noun [ U ] us /fɪlθ/

There were beggars in the streets and filth everywhere.
noun [ U ] us /ˈfɪl·θi·nəs/


(Definition of “filthy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)