offensive or disgusting dirt or refuse; foul matter: the filth dumped into our rivers.
foul condition: to live in filth.
moral impurity, corruption, or obscenity.
vulgar or obscene language or thought.

before 1000; Middle English; Old English fȳlth. See foul, -th1 Unabridged
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filth (fɪlθ)
1.  foul or disgusting dirt; refuse
2.  extreme physical or moral uncleanliness; pollution
3.  vulgarity or obscenity, as in language
4.  derogatory, slang the filth the police
[Old English fӯlth; related to Old Saxon, Old High German fūlitha; see foul, defile]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. fylð, from P.Gmc. *fulitho, noun derivative of *fulo- "foul" (see foul). A classic case of i-mutation. Moral sense of "obscene" is first recorded 1530s.
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Example sentences
They're crowded into feedlots where they wallow in their own filth as they are
  larded up with saturated fat.
It's about the filth it promotes as if it's acceptable behavior.
His blood was bright against the crusting filth on his fingers.
The contempt she feels for the greed, filth and viciousness that she encounters
  is all the more compelling for being understated.
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