Interested in Language
1) Can the adjective filthy be used both for people and for things?
Es. She is a filthy girl. (I want to mean she is a downtown girl, a vulgar girl, she often says swear words and sleep around)
Es. Why don't use a filthy language? Because I do not like it at all. (I want to mean a vulgar language).
Es. I think that sweater is too filthy...Practically you're going out like you were naked! (Is this sentence possible and clear enough?)
I think in these sentences filthy means to be vulgar, but may it also mean that something, maybe a surface or a floor or a street is dirty? Is there an actual difference between filthy and dirty?
2) Can the adjective lowbrow be used both for people and for things?
Es. She always looks down on people she thinks being lowbrow. (I want to mean people that do not have an education, maybe countrymen or someone similar)
Es. Did you enjoy the book? No, I didn't. It's a lowbrow book (Does it mean the style of the book is too simple and the book itself is written badly?)
Es. She's acting like a lowbrow person. (I want to mean she's not having a good behaviour)
3) Can the adjective earthy be used both for people and for things?
Is it a synonym of lowbrow? How do you use this adjective?
Thanks so much for you help teachers!
What about the others, teachers?
Not to me- a lowbrow person is not interested in high arts and culture- they could behave well, but you would never meet them at the opera.Es. She's acting like a lowbrow person. (I want to mean she's not having a good behaviour)
"Earthly" would just mean "of the earth."
"Earthy" has several meanings:
Earthy | Define Earthy at Dictionary.com
It can mean someone who is unrefined, "lowbrow." But I think it is more commonly used as a compliment, meaning someone is practical and unaffected (definitions 3 and 5).