Synonyms of dirty in English:

dirty


See definition of dirty

adjective

1‘a dirty sweatshirt’

SYNONYMS
soiled, grimy, grubby, filthy, mucky, stained, unwashed, greasy, smeared, smeary, spotted, smudged, cloudy, muddy, dusty, sooty
unclean, sullied, impure, tarnished, polluted, contaminated, defiled, foul, unhygienic, insanitary, unsanitary
informal cruddy, yucky, icky
British informal manky, gungy, grotty
Northern Irish informal bogging
literary befouled, besmirched, begrimed
rare feculent
ANTONYMS

clean

2‘the deer was a dirty grey in colour’

SYNONYMS
dull, cloudy, muddy, dingy, dark, not clear, not pure, not bright
ANTONYMS

bright

3‘a dirty joke’

SYNONYMS
indecent, obscene, rude, vulgar, smutty, coarse, crude, filthy, bawdy, suggestive, ribald, racy, salacious, risqué, prurient, offensive, lewd, lascivious, licentious, pornographic, explicit, X-rated
North American off colour
informal naughty, blue
euphemistic adult
ANTONYMS

clean

4‘firms are resorting to dirty tricks to keep ahead of rivals’

SYNONYMS
unfair, dishonest, deceitful, unscrupulous, dishonourable, unsporting, ungentlemanly, below the belt, unethical, unprincipled, immoral
crooked, illegal, fraudulent
rotten, corrupt, double-dealing, Janus-faced, treacherous, underhand, sly, crafty, cunning, wily, devious, Machiavellian, sneaky, guileful, conniving, designing, calculating
nasty, unpleasant, mean, base, low, vile, contemptible, despicable, cowardly, shameful, ignominious, sordid, beggarly, squalid
informal low-down
British informal out of order, not cricket
ANTONYMS

honest, decent

5‘she gave her brother a dirty look’

SYNONYMS
malevolent, smouldering, resentful, full of dislike, full of hate, hostile, black, dark, bitter
angry, indignant, annoyed, peeved, offended

6‘dirty weather’

SYNONYMS
unpleasant, nasty, foul, inclement, rough, bad
stormy, squally, gusty, windy, blowy, rainy
misty, gloomy, murky, overcast, louring
ANTONYMS

fair

7‘how dare you come here throwing around such dirty lies?’

SYNONYMS
scandalous, defamatory, slanderous, libellous

verb

1‘she didn't like him dirtying her nice clean towels’

SYNONYMS
soil, stain, muddy, blacken, mess up, spoil, tarnish, taint, make dirty
mark, spatter, bespatter, smudge, smear, daub, spot, splash, splatter
sully, pollute, foul, defile
literary befoul, besmirch, begrime
ANTONYMS

clean


Phrases

    do the dirty on

    ‘his cook decided to do the dirty on him and not turn up for work’


    SYNONYMS

    betray, cheat, double-cross, defraud, trick, hoodwink, mislead, deceive, swindle, break one's promise to, be disloyal to, be unfaithful to, break faith with, play false, fail, let down

    two-time, stitch up, do the dirty on, sell down the river