Antonyms of verb dirty

1 sense of dirty

Sense 1
dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire -- (make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!")
       Antonym of clean (Sense 1)
      => clean, make clean -- (make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dirty

1 sense of dirty

Sense 1
dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire -- (make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Antonyms of adj dirty

12 senses of dirty

Sense 1
dirty (vs. clean), soiled, unclean -- (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"; "mining is a dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves")

clean (vs. dirty) -- (free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits; "children with clean shining faces"; "clean white shirts"; "clean dishes"; "a spotlessly clean house"; "cats are clean animals")
        => cleanable -- (capable of being cleaned)
        => cleanly -- (habitually clean; "cleanly in their persons and habitations")
        => dry-cleaned -- (cleaned with chemical solvents)
        => fresh, unused -- (not yet used or soiled; "a fresh shirt"; "a fresh sheet of paper"; "an unused envelope")
        => immaculate, speckless, spick-and-span, spic-and-span, spic, spick, spotless -- (completely neat and clean; "the apartment was immaculate"; "in her immaculate white uniform"; "a spick-and-span kitchen"; "their spic red-visored caps")
        => pristine -- (immaculately clean and unused; "handed her his pristine white handkerchief")
        => scrubbed -- (made clean by scrubbing; "fresh-scrubbed floors"; "boys with scrubbed necks and faces")
        => unsoiled, unspotted, unstained -- (without soil or spot or stain)
        => unsullied -- (spotlessly clean and fresh; "the unsullied snow of mountains")
        => washed, water-washed -- (clean by virtue of having been washed in water)

Sense 2
dirty (vs. clean) -- ((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")

clean (vs. dirty), unobjectionable -- ((of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers; "good clean fun"; "a clean joke")
        => antiseptic -- (devoid of objectionable language; "lyrics as antiseptic as Sunday School")

Sense 3
dirty, filthy, lousy -- (vile; despicable; "a dirty (or lousy) trick"; "a filthy traitor")

INDIRECT (VIA nasty) -> nice -- (pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance; "what a nice fellow you are and we all thought you so nasty"- George Meredith; "nice manners"; "a nice dress"; "a nice face"; "a nice day"; "had a nice time at the party"; "the corn and tomatoes are nice today")

Sense 4
dirty (vs. clean), contaminating -- (spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; "the air near the foundry was always dirty"; "a dirty bomb releases enormous amounts of long-lived radioactive fallout")

clean (vs. dirty), uncontaminating -- (not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; "a clean fuel"; "cleaner and more efficient engines"; "the tactical bomb is reasonably clean")

Sense 5
dirty, pestiferous -- (contaminated with infecting organisms; "dirty wounds"; "obliged to go into infected rooms"- Jane Austen)

INDIRECT (VIA septic) -> antiseptic -- (thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms; "doctors in antiseptic green coats"; "the antiseptic effect of alcohol"; "it is said that marjoram has antiseptic qualities")

Sense 6
dirty, dingy, muddied, muddy -- ((of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear; "dirty" is often used in combination; "a dirty (or dingy) white"; "the muddied grey of the sea"; "muddy colors"; "dirty-green walls"; "dirty-blonde hair")

INDIRECT (VIA impure) -> pure -- (free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen")

Sense 7
dirty, foul, marked-up -- ((of a manuscript) defaced with changes; "foul (or dirty) copy")

INDIRECT (VIA illegible) -> legible -- ((of handwriting, print, etc.) capable of being read or deciphered; "legible handwriting")

Sense 8
dirty, ill-gotten -- (obtained illegally or by improper means; "dirty money"; "ill-gotten gains")

INDIRECT (VIA illegal) -> legal -- (established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules)

Sense 9
dirty -- (expressing or revealing hostility or dislike; "dirty looks")

INDIRECT (VIA hostile) -> amicable -- (characterized by friendship and good will)

Sense 10
cheating (prenominal), dirty, foul, unsporting, unsportsmanlike -- (violating accepted standards or rules; "a dirty fighter"; "used foul means to gain power"; "a nasty unsporting serve"; "fined for unsportsmanlike behavior")

INDIRECT (VIA unfair) -> fair, just -- (free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules; "a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul")

Sense 11
dirty, sordid -- (unethical or dishonest; "dirty police officers"; "a sordid political campaign")

INDIRECT (VIA corrupt) -> incorrupt -- (free of corruption or immorality; "a policeman who was incorrupt and incorruptible")

Sense 12
dirty -- (unpleasantly stormy; "there's dirty weather in the offing")

INDIRECT (VIA stormy) -> calm -- ((of weather) free from storm or wind; "calm seas")

Similarity of adj dirty

12 senses of dirty

Sense 1
dirty (vs. clean), soiled, unclean -- (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"; "mining is a dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves")
       => Augean -- (extremely filthy from long neglect)
       => bedraggled, draggled -- (limp and soiled as if dragged in the mud; "the beggar's bedraggled clothes"; "scarecrows in battered hats or draggled skirts")
       => befouled, fouled -- (made dirty or foul; "a building befouled with soot"; "breathing air fouled and darkened with factory soot")
       => begrimed, dingy, grimy, grubby, grungy, raunchy -- (thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot; "a miner's begrimed face"; "dingy linen"; "grimy hands"; "grubby little fingers"; "a grungy kitchen")
       => black, smutty -- (soiled with dirt or soot; "with feet black from playing outdoors"; "his shirt was black within an hour")
       => buggy -- (infested with bugs)
       => cobwebby -- (covered with cobwebs)
       => dirty-faced -- (having a dirty face; "a crowd of dirty-faced ragamuffins surrounded him")
       => feculent -- (foul with waste matter)
       => filthy, foul, nasty -- (disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter; "as filthy as a pigsty"; "a foul pond"; "a nasty pigsty of a room")
       => flyblown, squalid, sordid -- (foul and run-down and repulsive; "a flyblown bar on the edge of town"; "a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town"; "squalid living conditions"; "sordid shantytowns")
       => greasy, oily -- (smeared or soiled with grease or oil; "greasy coveralls"; "get rid of rubbish and oily rags")
       => lousy -- (infested with lice; "burned their lousy clothes")
       => maculate -- (spotted or blotched)
       => mucky, muddy -- (dirty and messy; covered with mud or muck; "muddy boots"; "a mucky stable")
       => ratty -- (dirty and infested with rats)
       => scummy -- (covered with scum; "the scummy surface of the polluted pond")
       => smudgy -- (smeared with something that soils or stains; these words are often used in combination; "oil-smeared work clothes"; "hostile faces smirched by the grime and rust"- Henry Roth; "ink-smudged fingers")
       => snotty, snot-nosed -- (dirty with nasal discharge; "a snotty nose"; "a house full of snot-nosed kids")
       => sooty -- (covered with or as if with soot; "a sooty chimney")
       => travel-soiled, travel-stained -- (soiled from travel; "travel-soiled clothes")
       => uncleanly -- (habitually unclean)
       => unswept -- (not having been swept; "unswept floors")
       => unwashed -- (not cleaned with or as if with soap and water; "a sink full of unwashed dishes")
          Also See-> untidy#1

Sense 2
dirty (vs. clean) -- ((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")
       => bawdy, off-color, ribald -- (humorously vulgar; "bawdy songs"; "off-color jokes"; "ribald language")
       => blasphemous, blue, profane -- (characterized by profanity or cursing; "foul-mouthed and blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words")
       => dirty-minded -- (having lewd thoughts)
       => cruddy, filthy, foul, nasty, smutty -- (characterized by obscenity; "had a filthy mouth"; "foul language"; "smutty jokes")
       => foul-mouthed, foul-spoken -- (using foul or obscene language; "noisy foul-mouthed women all shouting at once")
       => lewd, obscene, raunchy, salacious -- (suggestive of or tending to moral looseness; "lewd whisperings of a dirty old man"; "an indecent gesture"; "obscene telephone calls"; "salacious limericks")
       => scabrous -- (dealing with salacious or indecent material; "a scabrous novel")
       => scatological -- (dealing pruriently with excrement and excretory functions; "scatological literature")
          Also See-> indecent#2

Sense 3
dirty, filthy, lousy -- (vile; despicable; "a dirty (or lousy) trick"; "a filthy traitor")
       => nasty (vs. nice), awful -- (offensive or even (of persons) malicious; "in a nasty mood"; "a nasty accident"; "a nasty shock"; "a nasty smell"; "a nasty trick to pull"; "Will he say nasty things at my funeral?"- Ezra Pound)

Sense 4
dirty (vs. clean), contaminating -- (spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; "the air near the foundry was always dirty"; "a dirty bomb releases enormous amounts of long-lived radioactive fallout")

Sense 5
dirty, pestiferous -- (contaminated with infecting organisms; "dirty wounds"; "obliged to go into infected rooms"- Jane Austen)
       => septic (vs. antiseptic), infected -- (containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms; "a septic sore throat"; "a septic environment"; "septic sewage")

Sense 6
dirty, dingy, muddied, muddy -- ((of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear; "dirty" is often used in combination; "a dirty (or dingy) white"; "the muddied grey of the sea"; "muddy colors"; "dirty-green walls"; "dirty-blonde hair")
       => impure (vs. pure) -- (combined with extraneous elements)

Sense 7
dirty, foul, marked-up -- ((of a manuscript) defaced with changes; "foul (or dirty) copy")
       => illegible (vs. legible) -- ((of handwriting, print, etc.) not legible; "illegible handwriting")

Sense 8
dirty, ill-gotten -- (obtained illegally or by improper means; "dirty money"; "ill-gotten gains")
       => illegal (vs. legal) -- (prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move")

Sense 9
dirty -- (expressing or revealing hostility or dislike; "dirty looks")
       => hostile (vs. amicable) -- (characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions")

Sense 10
cheating (prenominal), dirty, foul, unsporting, unsportsmanlike -- (violating accepted standards or rules; "a dirty fighter"; "used foul means to gain power"; "a nasty unsporting serve"; "fined for unsportsmanlike behavior")
       => unfair (vs. fair), unjust -- (not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception; "used unfair methods"; "it was an unfair trial"; "took an unfair advantage")

Sense 11
dirty, sordid -- (unethical or dishonest; "dirty police officers"; "a sordid political campaign")
       => corrupt (vs. incorrupt) -- (lacking in integrity; "humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation"; "a corrupt and incompetent city government")

Sense 12
dirty -- (unpleasantly stormy; "there's dirty weather in the offing")
       => stormy (vs. calm) -- ((especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion; "a stormy day"; "wide and stormy seas")

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