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In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person.
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English

Etymology

From dirt + -y.

Pronunciation

Adjective

dirty (comparative dirt, superlative ier)

Positive
dirty

Comparative
dirt

Superlative
ier

  1. Unclean; covered with or containing unpleasant substances such as dirt or grime.
    Despite a walk in the rain, my shoes weren't too dirty.
  2. That makes one unclean; corrupting, infecting.
    Don't put that in your mouth, dear, it's dirty.
  3. Morally unclean; obscene or indecent, especially sexually.
    At the reception, Uncle Nick got drunk and told dirty jokes to the bridesmaids.
  4. Dishonourable; violating accepted standards or rules.
    He might have scored, but it was a dirty trick that won him the penalty.
  5. Corrupt, illegal, or improper.
    I won't accept your dirty money!
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Discolored by impurities.
    The old flag was a dirty white.
  7. (computing) Containing data which need to be written back to a larger memory.
    Occasionally it reads the sector into a dirty buffer, which means it needs to sync the dirty buffer first.
  8. (computing) Containing data which need to be overwritten.
  9. (slang) Carrying illegal drugs.
    None of y'all get into my car if you're dirty.

Synonyms

Antonyms

  • (covered with or containing dirt): clean
  • (violating accepted standards or rules): sportsmanlike
  • (of color: discolored by impurities): bright, pure

Derived terms

Translations

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Adverb

dirty

  1. In a dirty manner.

Synonyms

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to dirty

Third person singular
dirt

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
i

to dirty (third-person singular simple present dirt, present participle i, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. (transitive) To make (something) dirty.
  2. (transitive) To stain or tarnish (somebody) with dishonor.
  3. (transitive) To debase by distorting the real nature of (something).
  4. (intransitive) To become soiled.

Synonyms

  • (to make dirty): soil, taint
  • (to stain or tarnish with dishonor): sully

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