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dirty

1. mod. obscene. The movie was too dirty for me.
2. mod. low and sneaky. What a dirty thing to do!
3. mod. illegal; on the wrong side of the law. (Compare this with clean.) The cops knew that Last Card Louie was dirty, and they searched his car until they found something they could use against him.
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The dirtiness of an academic thought is more a matter of its place in a continuum and is not a matter of either/or accounting.
Nevertheless, the "neo" part of the Chinese neorealism lies in this sonic dirtiness, which, interestingly and coincidently, echoes the visual ugliness of the documentary Farrebique (1947 France; dir.
However, the type and amount of dirt particles that come into contact with the exterior coating at the weathering location vary a lot and this naturally has a determining effect on the dirtiness of the coating.
My hands have never been sullied by the dirtiness of public work.
Through treatment of art museums, Hoberman can raise the period's concern with protecting the value of art objects from the dirtiness of the market, whether that "dirtiness" is made manifest through advertising, at the hand of Jewish art dealers, or even thanks to the risky role of private collectors.
pay somebody To sweep my dirtiness away I hired a maid It's that
29) It would have been a short move from talking about the dirtiness of hawkers' wares to imagining that dirtiness was a quality of hawkers themselves.
However, shopkeepers in Mazar-i-Sharif, the provincial capital, have complained about the dirtiness of the city.
The tensions between "the business world, with its regulated system of values, and its impersonality" (115) and Paul's home world--between factory and home, and by extension, town and country, dirtiness and purity, body and spirit--remain in a delicate state of precarious balance yet irresolution throughout the novel.
It takes me back to my school days when I remember kids quite regularly coming in with warts on display that we automatically assumed signified dirtiness.
But much of what is good about the facility was overshadowed by athletes' complaints of dirtiness and unfinished work in some of the living quarters.
24 -- Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh had said several months ago that if there were a Nobel prize for dirtiness (or lack of hygiene), Indians would be toppers every year.
Actually, on the degree of dirtiness, Keansburg takes the cake.
Rob preferred the rose to white, saying: "This is a very pale rose, there should be a creaminess to it - this has a slight dirtiness to the nose.
I find this story convincing and therefore believe, though it sounds facetious, that the dirtiness of a city is a reflection of the rationality of its inhabitants.