Unclean vs Filth - What's the difference?

unclean | filth |


As an adjective unclean

is dirty, soiled or foul.

As a noun filth is

dirt; foul matter; that which soils or defiles.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

unclean

English

Adjective

(er)
  • dirty, soiled or foul
  • not moral or chaste
  • ritually or ceremonially impure or unfit
  • Synonyms

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    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