Definition of Filth

1. Noun. Any substance considered disgustingly foul or unpleasant.

Exact synonyms: Crud, Skank
Generic synonyms: Waste, Waste Material, Waste Matter, Waste Product
Derivative terms: Skanky

2. Noun. The state of being covered with unclean things.
Exact synonyms: Dirt, Grease, Grime, Grunge, Soil, Stain
Generic synonyms: Dirtiness, Uncleanness
Derivative terms: Dirty, Dirty, Filthy, Grease, Grime, Grimy, Grungy, Soil, Stain

3. Noun. A state characterized by foul or disgusting dirt and refuse.
Exact synonyms: Filthiness, Foulness, Nastiness
Generic synonyms: Unsanitariness
Derivative terms: Filthy, Filthy, Foul, Nasty

4. Noun. An offensive or indecent word or phrase.

Definition of Filth

1. n. Foul matter; anything that soils or defiles; dirt; nastiness.

Definition of Filth

1. Noun. dirt ¹

2. Noun. smut ¹

3. Noun. (British pejorative slang) the police ¹

4. Noun. (context: US agriculture, dated) weeds growing on pasture land ¹

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Definition of Filth

1. foul or dirty matter [n -S]

Medical Definition of Filth

1. 1. Foul matter; anything that soils or defiles; dirt; nastiness. 2. Anything that sullies or defiles the moral character; corruption; pollution. "To purify the soul from the dross and filth of sensual delights. " (Tillotson) Filth disease, a disease supposed to be due to pollution of the soil or water. Origin: OE. Filthe, fuloe, AS. Flo, fr. Ful foul; akin to OHG. Fulida. See Foul, and cf. File. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Filth

filtering cicatrix
filtering down
filtering operation
filtering out
filtering surgery
filtering up
filters down
filters out
filters up
filth (current term)
filthy dirty
filthy lucre
filthy rich
filtrable virus

Literary usage of Filth

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Popular Science Monthly (1901)
"TT^ OR half a century in this country, and for a longer time in Eng- -*- land, the filth theory of disease has dominated medical thought and has been ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1876)
"... THE HEIDELBERG PAIL-SYSTEM OF filth DISPOSAL.1 [Ix 1870 a Commission was appointed in Heidelberg to report on the cleansing cind draining of the city. ..."

3. Elements of Sanitary Engineering by Mansfield Merriman (1898)
"filth AND DISEASE. In Art. 2 it was shown that the filthy habits and ... Disease is caused by bacteria, and wherever filth and decay abound there are ..."

4. The Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus (1913)
"Nor have I, after the Example; of Juvenal, raked up that forgotten sink of filth and ribaldry, but laid before you things rather ridiculous than dishonest. ..."

5. The Microbiology and Microanalysis of Foods by Albert Schneider (1920)
"The Group of filth Bacteria Dirt has been denned as matter out of place. filth is objectionable matter out of place and filth bacteria are all traceable to ..."

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