Definition of “filthiness” - English Dictionary


“filthiness” in English

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filthinessnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfɪl.θi.nəs/ us /ˈfɪl.θi.nəs/

Examples from literature

  • Filthiness is productive of disease and favorable to its development. 
  • For filthiness and grime are chiefly pleasing to those who have been stricken with ailments of the soul. 
  • Its dreariness, like the filthiness of the police cell, was a discovery for her. 
  • The interior of the kitchen, of which I had a good view through the door, was more revolting in its filthiness than the room in which we were seated. 
  • They are half clothed, half fed, and their filthiness is painful to behold. 

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