1. [ adjective ] soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime
Synonyms: dirty soiled

"dirty unswept sidewalks" "a child in dirty overalls" "dirty slums" "piles of dirty dishes" "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet" "wore an unclean shirt" "Cinderella did the dirty work"

Related terms: clean dusty begrimed lousy bedraggled filthy smeared befouled bespattered mucky travel-soiled snotty unwashed flyblown fecal black maculate unswept buggy dirty-faced faecal greasy scummy untidy cleanness
2. [ adjective ] (religion) ritually unclean or impure
Synonyms: impure

"and the swine...is unclean to you"-Leviticus 11:3

Related terms: clean religion untouchable defiled nonkosher dirty impure
Similar spelling:   uncle