dirtiness dirtiness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state of being unsanitary
  2. (n) the state of containing dirty impurities
  3. (n) obscenity in speech or writing

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. For centuries Europe remained very nearly dedicated to the proposition that dirtiness is next to godliness.
  2. Doomed people kept for weeks in dirtiness were promised a shower bath.
  3. Its as if HBO has bought into the misconception that the only difference between it and the networks is dirtiness.

News

  • Solomon: Texans’ Smith hardly the first player to swing a helmet at a foe

    He swung. He missed. He’ll sit out a regular season game. End of story, let’s move on. OK, there is an appeal – one that I am almost certain helmet-wielding Antonio Smith will lose – but otherwise there is little else to see here. Discussion of his or Richie Incognito’s relative dirtiness is already boring. In today’s column, I touched on the thought that now Smith must be careful for the rest ...
    on August 21, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle

Quotes

  1. Weir said during an earlier controversy about his fur-wearing that "I totally get the dirtiness of the fur industry and how terrible it is to animals. But it's not something that's the No. 1 priority in my life ...... There are humans dying every...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Johnny Weir Source: Los Angeles Times (blog)

  2. Orwell said, "If you have embraced a creed which appears to be free from the ordinary dirtiness of politics - a creed from which you yourself cannot expect to draw any material advantage - surely that proves that you are in the right?"
    on Aug 16, 2007 By: George Orwell Source: renewamerica.us

  3. As the late critic Pauline Kael wrote of Dirty Harry (1971), "The dirtiness on Harry is the moral stain of recognition that evil must be dealt with. ......"
    on Oct 10, 2009 By: Pauline Kael Source: Ottawa Citizen

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