• WordNet 3.6
    • n filthiness moral corruption or pollution "this deformity and filthiness of sin"
    • n filthiness a state characterized by foul or disgusting dirt and refuse
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Filthiness That which is filthy, or makes filthy; foulness; nastiness; corruption; pollution; impurity. "Carry forth the filthiness out of the holy place."
    • Filthiness The state of being filthy. "Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n filthiness The state of being filthy, polluted, or defiled.
    • n filthiness That which is filthy; filth; squalor; pollution; corruption.
    • n filthiness Synonyms See filth.
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  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
    “Many things about our bodies would not seem to us so filthy and obscene if we did not have the idea of nobility in our heads.”
  • Katharine Hepburn
    “To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.”
  • Euripides
    “Often a noble face hides filthy ways.”
  • D. H. Lawrence
    “That is your trick, your bit of filthy magic: invisibility, and the anaesthetic power to deaden my attention in your direction.”
  • Charles Dickens
    “They are so filthy and bestial that no honest man would admit one into his house for a water-closet doormat.”
  • A. L. Rowse
    A. L. Rowse
    “This filthy twentieth century. I hate its guts.”


In literature:

The station had excellent water, a great attraction after the filthy wells of Sumaikchah.
"The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad" by Edward John Thompson
They are half clothed, half fed, and their filthiness is painful to behold.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Then, just as I was going out, it returned; it seemed to envelop me like a filthy miasma.
"Brood of the Witch-Queen" by Sax Rohmer
Man may not see these mental adulteries, he may not perceive these filthy imaginings; but One sees and notes them.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
Oh, you filthy scoundrel!
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
For century after century the idea prevailed that filthiness was akin to holiness.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
Do not feed filthy food.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
I tried to persuade Carlyle to leave his filthy Chelsea, but he says his wife likes London.
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald in two volumes, Vol. 1" by Edward FitzGerald
These monks imagined that holiness was often proportioned to a saint's filthiness.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
They roosted just over my head, and I lay on the filthy floor at the mercy of innumerable fleas.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service

In poetry:

Lord, thou canst heal me if thou wilt,
For thou canst all things do;
O cleanse my leprous soul from guilt,
My filthy heart renew!
"The Leper" by John Newton
At his rebuke the tempter fled;
Then he remov'd my filthy dress;
Poor sinner, take this robe, he said,
It is thy Saviour's rightousness.
"A Brand Plucked Out Of The Fire" by John Newton
In vain I wish'd and strove to hide
The tatter'd, filthy rags I wore;
While my fierce foe insulting cry'd
See what you trusted in before!
"A Brand Plucked Out Of The Fire" by John Newton
What images are these
That turn dull-eyed away,
Or Shift Time's filthy load,
Straighten aged knees,
Hesitate or stay?
What heads shake or nod?
"The Results Of Thought" by William Butler Yeats
BOB shuddered: "Ah, you've made a miss
If you take me for one of you:
You filthy beast, get out of this -
BOB POLTER don't wan't none of you."
"Bob Polter" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Wash in his blood my filthiness away —
Low in his sepulchre my vices lay —
Veil with his righteousness my errors foul,
And pardon all th' offences of my soul.
"An Earnest Prayer For Pardon Of Sins" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Authorities plan to file charges against a man and a woman accused of leaving 19 children ranging from 8 months to 14 years old unattended for a week in a sweltering, filthy home near Bowling Green.
Deputies say the home was filthy : covered in trash and filled with cockroaches, and a naked child was asleep on the floor.
It features filthy language and even giant rubber wieners.
The Richest of Facebook's Filthy Rich IPO Winners.
Animals from filthy mobile home available.
The mayor's tech tax talks -- and the legacy of the " Filthy 52".
Girlfriend's filthy house is a turn-off.
Heathen's Kids Are Filthy Damn Chocolate Faced Liars.
's right to ' filthy language about women.
Filthy streets means lots of alternate-side parking.
Foxy Brown's 1999 album Chyna Doll deserves a filthy-fun place in the summer jams pantheon.
The Yuba City store was filthy and should have been closed a long time ago.
Situated in an undeveloped dirt lot known as the Los Angeles State Historic Park, on the outskirts of Chinatown, the 2011 FYFest was a filthy, sweaty, ear-battering affair.
Is Romney just pandering to filthy rich donors or is he really speaking his mind this once.
Gere's Robert Miller is a filthy rich hedge fund manager who doesn't play his cards nearly as close to his chest as he imagines.