Filth meaning

fĭlth
Anything considered as foul as this; esp., anything viewed as grossly indecent or obscene.
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Filth is defined as anything considered extremely dirty, obscene or disgusting.

An example of filth is a room filled with cat feces.

An example of filth is what some people call pornography.

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A dirty or corrupt condition; foulness.
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Disgustingly offensive dirt, garbage, etc.
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Dirt; foul matter; that which soils or defiles.
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Something, such as language or printed matter, considered obscene, prurient, or immoral.
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(UK, pejorative, slang) The police.
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Gross moral corruption.
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Smut; that which sullies or defiles the moral character; corruption; pollution.
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(US, agriculture, dated) Weeds growing on pasture land.

Grampa remembers when he had to cut filth with a scythe.

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Origin of filth

  • Middle English from Old English fȳlth pū̆- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English filth, from Old English fȳlþ (“foulness, filth”), from Proto-Germanic *fūliþō (“foulness, filth”), from Proto-Germanic *fūlaz (“foul, corrupt, dirty, vile”), from Proto-Indo-European *pū- (“rottenness, pus”), equivalent to foul +‎ -th. Cognate with Dutch vuilte (“filth”). More at foul.

    From Wiktionary