English Thesaurus
(noun) 
Definition
the top layer of the land surface of the earth
regions with sandy soils
Synonyms
earth
The road winds through parched earth, scrub and cactus.
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ground
the marshy ground of the river delta
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dust
Your trousers will get dirty if you sit down in the dust.
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dirt
They all sit on the dirt in the shade of a tree.
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loam
(noun) 
Definition
land, country, or region
the first World Cup finals to be held on African soil
Synonyms
territory
They deny that any of their territory is under rebel control.
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country
This is some of the best walking country in the district.
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land
The land I call my home
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region
a remote mountain region
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turf (slang)
Their turf was Paris: its streets, theatres, homes and parks.
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terrain
an eight-hour drive on rough terrain

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(verb) 
Definition
to make or become dirty or stained
Young people don't want to do things that soil their hands.
Synonyms
dirty
He was afraid the dog's hairs might dirty the seats.
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foul
sea grass fouled with black tar
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stain
Some foods can stain teeth, as of course can tea and coffee.
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smear
a face covered by a heavy beard, smeared with dirt
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muddy
The clothes were all muddied.
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pollute
beaches polluted by sewage pumped into the sea
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tarnish
It never rusts or tarnishes.
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sully
I felt loath to sully the gleaming brass knocker by handling it.
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defile
piles of old clothes defiled with excrement
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besmirch
Lawyers can besmirch reputations.
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smirch
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maculate (literary)
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bedraggle
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befoul
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begrime
Opposites
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swab
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lave
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of besmirch
Definition
to tarnish (someone's name or reputation)
Lawyers can besmirch reputations.
Synonyms
drag through the mud,
smirch
in the sense of country
Definition
the territory of a nation or state
This is some of the best walking country in the district.
in the sense of defile
Definition
to make foul or dirty
piles of old clothes defiled with excrement
Synonyms
make foul,
smirch,
befoul

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