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Use "filthy" just in the meaning of "dirty"



 
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Use "filthy" just in the meaning of "dirty" #1 (permalink) Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:26 am   Use "filthy" just in the meaning of "dirty"
 

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #89 "Adverbially Speaking", question 6

You've ......... ruined my new carpet with your filthy shoes.

(a) rarely
(b) sometimes
(c) usually
(d) completely

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #89 "Adverbially Speaking", answer 6

You've completely ruined my new carpet with your filthy shoes.

Correct answer: (d) completely

Your answer was: correct
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So it means we can use "filthy" just in the meaning of "dirty"?
& it will have no other connotation in the case?
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Use "filthy" just in the meaning of "dirty" #2 (permalink) Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:45 am   Use "filthy" just in the meaning of "dirty"
 

That is right, 'Filthy' means 'very dirty' in any context.
It is perfectly acceptable to say "Those children have been playing in the dust and dirt and are filthy."
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