[ adjective ] soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime
"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"
Used in print(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)
A good formulation will keep the clothes clean and white after many washings ; whereas , with a poor formulation , the clothes exhibit a build-up of `` tattle-tale_grey '' and dirty spots - sometimes with bad results even after the first wash .
Soil redeposition is evaluated by washing clean swatches with the dirty ones .
The other constituents in a built detergent assist in this and in the removal of dirty stains and the hydrophilic sticky or dried soils .(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)
Annisberg was about seventy-five miles west of Birmingham , near the Georgia border and on the Tallahoosa_River , a small and dirty stream .
It was an old and dirty wooden structure , sadly in need of repair .
[ adjective ] (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency
"dirty words" "a dirty old man" "dirty books and movies" "boys telling dirty jokes" "has a dirty mouth"
Used in print(Francis Pollini, Night....)
Dirty Reactionary bastards comin down here in the night and bumpin_off ol Slater and those other poor bastards .
[ adjective ] expressing or revealing hostility or dislike
[ adjective ] spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination
"the air near the foundry was always dirty" "the air near the foundry was always dirty" "a dirty bomb releases enormous amounts of long-lived radioactive fallout"
[ adjective ] unpleasantly stormy
"there's dirty weather in the offing"