A state of being filthy, grimy, or otherwise unclean is dirtiness. If your parents are constantly complaining about the dirtiness of your room, you might want to stop eating potato chips in bed and leaving your grubby socks all over the floor.

If dirtiness drives you crazy, you probably sweep frequently; perhaps you've even purchased in a robot vacuum that's constantly rolling around your house sucking up dirt. On a larger scale, if the dirtiness of the oceans is something that concerns you, you might choose to study environmental science so you can try to do something about it. Dirtiness comes from dirt and its Old English root meaning "any foul or filthy substance."

Definitions of dirtiness
  1. noun
    the state of containing dirty impurities
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    impureness, impurity
    the condition of being impure
  2. noun
    the state of being unsanitary
    synonyms: uncleanness
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    the state of being clean; without dirt or other impurities
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    something that is feculent
    dirt, filth, grease, grime, grunge, soil, stain
    the state of being covered with unclean things
    befoulment, defilement, pollution
    the state of being polluted
    dinge, dinginess
    discoloration due to dirtiness
    the state of being covered with dust
    griminess, grubbiness
    the state of being grimy
    smuttiness, sootiness
    the state of being dirty with soot
    sordidness, squalidness, squalor
    sordid dirtiness
    type of:
    sanitary condition
    the state of sanitation (clean or dirty)
  3. noun
    obscenity in speech or writing
    synonyms: smuttiness
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    bawdiness, lewdness, obscenity, salaciousness, salacity
    the trait of behaving in an obscene manner
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