This apparently gratuitous piece of dirtiness is in reality absolutely necessary.
The influence of obstruction, due to the dirtiness of the filter, depends on circumstances too variable to be taken into account.
Confinement, dirtiness, and deprivations, have an evil operation on the mind.
For this stairway was a common one, as its dirtiness would testify.
They're all a flash in the pan, and moonshine and dirtiness.
The flower's purity was a mirror in which she saw her own dirtiness.
With drunkenness exist also dirtiness, idleness, dishonesty, and untruthfulness.
His high wages arise altogether from the hardship, disagreeableness, and dirtiness of his work.
His dirtiness is due to the people who pen him up so that he can hardly stir.
But mostly I had to listen to tragic stories of dirtiness, theft, and unblushing lying.
c.1500, from dirt + -y (2). Earlier dritty (late 14c.). Meaning "smutty, morally unclean" is from 1590s. Of colors, from 1690s. Dirty linen "personal or familial secrets" is first recorded 1860s. Dirty work in the figurative sense is from 1764; dirty trick is from 1670s. The dirty look someone gives you is from 1928; dirty old man "superannuated lecher" is from 1932. Related: dirtiness.
1590s, from dirty (adj.). Related: Dirtied; dirtying.