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Definition of "filth" []

  • Foul or dirty matter. (noun)
  • Disgusting garbage or refuse. (noun)
  • A dirty or corrupt condition; foulness. (noun)
  • Something, such as language or printed matter, considered obscene, prurient, or immoral. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "filth" in a sentence
  • "Even the cockroach, which lives on what we call filth, spends the greater part of its time in the cultivation of personal cleanliness."
  • "The homeowners association for Nashville's Windsor Towers filed suit and won its case in trial court after describing, with records presented in court, what they characterized as filth and hoarding in the owner's first-floor unit."
  • "Their use of the word "filth" should be a stark warning to anyone who thinks these people can be reasoned with."