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(?), a. [Compar. Dirtier (?); superl. Dirtiest.] 1. Defiled with dirt; foul; nasty; filthy; not clean or pure; serving to defile; as, dirty hands; dirty water; a dirty white. Spenser.
[1913 Webster] 2. Sullied; clouded; -- applied to color. Locke.
[1913 Webster] 3. Sordid; base; groveling; as, a dirty fellow.
[1913 Webster] The creature's at his dirty work again. Pope.
[1913 Webster] 4. Sleety; gusty; stormy; as, dirty weather.
[1913 Webster] Storms of wind, clouds of dust, an angry, dirty sea. M. Arnold. Syn. -- Nasty; filthy; foul. See Nasty.
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v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dirtied (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dirtying.] 1. To foul; to make filthy; to soil; as, to dirty the clothes or hands.
[1913 Webster] 2. To tarnish; to sully; to scandalize; -- said of reputation, character, etc.
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