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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section II. Prospective Volition
2. Degree of Subservience
 
653. Uncleanness.
 
  
NOUN:UNCLEANNESS &c. adj.; impurity; immundity [rare], immundicity [rare], mucidness, impurity &c. (of mind) [See Impurity].
  DEFILEMENT, contamination &c. v.; defœdation [obs.]; soilure, soiliness [obs.]; abomination; taint, tainture [obs.]; fetor [See Fetor].
  LOUSINESS, pediculosis, pediculation, phthiriasis [med.].
  DECAY; putrescence, putrefaction; corruption; mold or mould, must, mildew, dry rot, mucor [rare], caries [med.], rubigo [obs.].
  SLOVENRY; slovenliness &c. adj.; squalor.
  DOWDY, drab, slut, malkin or mawkin [obs. or dial. Eng.], slattern, sloven, slammerkin [obs.], slammock or slummock [dial.], drabble-tail, draggle-tail, mud lark [slang], dustman, sweep; beast, pig.
  DIRT, filth, soil, slop; dust, cobweb, flue; smoke, soot, smudge, smut, grime, raff [dial.], riffraff; sossle or sozzle [dial.].
  DREGS, sordes, grounds, lees; argol; sediment, settlement; heeltap; dross, drossiness; mother [obs.], precipitate, scoriœ [L.], ashes, cinders, recrement, slag; scum, froth.
  USELESS REFUSE, hogwash [colloq.], swill, garbage, ditch water, dishwater, bilge-water; rinsings, cheeseparings; sweepings [See Inutility]; outscourings, offscourings, offscum; caput mortuum [L.], residuum, sprue, dross, clinker, draff; scurf, scurfiness; exuviæ; furfur, dandruff; tartar, fur.
  spawn, offal, gurry [U. S.]; carrion; slough, peccant humor, pus, matter, suppuration.
  DUNG, ordure, lienteria; feces or fæces, excrement, feculence; excreta [See Excretion]; sewage, sewerage [rare in this sense]; fertilizer, muck; coprolite; guano, manure, compost.
  [RECEPTACLES] dunghill, colluvies [med.]; mixen, midden [both archaic or dial. Eng.], bog, laystall [obs.]; cesspool; sump [Scot. & dial. Eng.], sough [dial. Eng.], cloaca, Cloaca Maxima; sink, drain, sewer, common sewer; Cloacina; dust hole; glory hole [colloq.].
  WATER-CLOSET, w. c., toilet [colloq.], cabinet d’aisances [F.], latrine, back-house, necessary, privy, jakes [rare], Mrs. Jones; head [naval slang].
  STY, pigsty, lair, den, Augean stable, sink of corruption; slum, rookery.
  MUD, mire, quagmire, alluvium, silt, sludge, slime, slush, slosh [dial.], sposh [U. S.].
  VERMIN, louse, flea, nit, bug, chinch; lice [See Animal].
  
VERB:BE or BECOME UNCLEAN &c. adj.; rot, putrefy, fester, rankle, reek; stink [See Fetor]; mold or mould, molder or moulder; go bad &c. adj.
  wallow in the mire; slobber, slabber.
  RENDER UNCLEAN &c. adj.; dirt, dirty; soil, smoke, tarnish, slaver, spot, smear; daub, blot, blur, smudge, smutch, smirch; begrease; drabble, dabble, daggle, spatter, slubber [dial.]; besmear &c., bemire, beslime, begrime, befoul; splash, stain, distain [archaic], maculate, sully, pollute, defile, debase, contaminate, taint, leaven; corrupt (injure) [See Deterioration]; cover with dust &c. n.; drabble in the mud; roil.
  
ADJECTIVE:UNCLEAN, dirty, filthy, grimy; soiled &c. v.; not to be handled -without gloves, - with kid gloves; dusty, snuffy, smutty, sooty, smoky; thick, turbid, dreggy; slimy; mussy [U. S.].
  LOUSY, pedicular, pediculous.
  UNCLEANLY, slovenly, slatternly, untidy, sluttish, dowdy, draggle-tailed, drabble-tailed; uncombed, unkempt, unscoured, unswept, unwiped, unwashed, unstrained, unpurified; squalid; lutose, slammocky or slummocky [dial.], sossly or sozzly [dial.], sloppy [colloq.].
  OFFENSIVE, nasty, coarse, foul, impure, abominable, beastly, reeky, reechy [dial. Eng.]; fetid [See Fetor].
  moldy or mouldy, musty, fusty, mildewed, rusty, moth-eaten, mucid, rancid, bad, gone bad, lentiginous or lentiginose, touched, reasty [dial. Eng.], rotten, corrupt, tainted, high, flyblown, maggoty; putrid, putrefactive, putrescent, putrefied; saprogenic or saprogenous; purulent, carious, peccant; fecal, feculent; stercoraceous, excrementitious; scurfy, impetiginous; gory, bloody; rotting &c. v.; rotten as -a pear, - cheese.
  crapulous (intemperate) [See Intemperance]; beastlike; gross (impure in mind) [See Impurity]; fimetarious, fimicolous.
  
INTERJECTION:pah! faugh! ugh!
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. They that touch pitch will be defiled.—Much Ado About Nothing
  2. If dirt was trumps, what hands you would hold!—Lamb
  3. Sluts are good enough to make a sloven’s porridge.—old proverb

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