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

n the state of containing dirty impurities

Type of:
impureness, impurity
the condition of being impure

n the state of being unsanitary

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)

n obscenity in speech or writing

Type of:
bawdiness, lewdness, obscenity, salaciousness, salacity
the trait of behaving in an obscene manner

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