Cleanliness vs Filth - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between cleanliness and filth

is that cleanliness is the property of being cleanly, or habitually clean; good hygiene while filth is dirt; foul matter; that which soils or defiles.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

cleanliness

English

Noun

(-)
  • the property of being cleanly, or habitually clean; good hygiene
  • Cleanliness is next to godliness. (proverb)

    filth

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • dirt; foul matter; that which soils or defiles
  • smut; that which sullies or defiles the moral character; corruption; pollution
  • * Tillotson
  • to purify the soul from the dross and filth of sensual delights
  • (British, pejorative, slang) the police
  • weeds growing on pasture land
  • Grampa remembers when he had to cut filth with a scythe.

    Derived terms

    * filthy