(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. dirt, ordure; obscenity. See uncleanness, impurity.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. dirt, muck, sewage, garbage, ordure, dung, feces, contamination, corruption, pollution, uncleanness, foul matter, excreta, coprolite, guano, manure, slop, squalor, trash, grime, mud, smudge, silt, mire, offal, carrion, slush, slime, sludge, foulness, nastiness, filthiness, excrement, pus, dregs, lees, sediment, scum, putridity, putrescence, putrefaction, rottenness, impurity, obscenity, smut, pornography, crud*, grunge*, scuzz*.
Ant. cleanliness*, purity, spotlessness.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. dirt muck, grubbiness, mud, scum, pollution, sewage, sludge, mire, *crap, *crud, grime, nastiness, slime, foulness, dung, excrement.
2. obscenity indecency, nastiness, pornography, smut, *raunch.
ANT.: 2. decency, wholesomeness, purity
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Foul or dirty matter: dirt, grime, muck. Slang: crud. See CLEAN. 2. The condition or state of being dirty: dirtiness, filthiness, foulness, griminess, grubbiness, smuttiness, squalor, uncleanliness, uncleanness. See CLEAN. 3. Something that is offensive to accepted standards of decency: bawdry, dirt, obscenity, profanity, ribaldry, scatology, smut, vulgarity. Slang: raunch. See DECENT.

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