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Dingy

Dingy Meaning & Definition
Dingy Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Dingy?

[adj] depressing in character or appearance; "drove through dingy streets"; "the dismal prison twilight"- Charles Dickens; "drab old buildings"; "a dreary mining town"; "gloomy tenements"; "sorry routine that follows on the heels of death"- B.A.Williams
[adj] thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot; "a miner's begrimed face"; "dingy linen"; "grimy hands"; "grubby little fingers"; "a grungy kitchen"
[adj] (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear; "dirty" is often used in combination; "a dirty (or dingy) white"; "the muddied gray of the sea"; "muddy colors"; "dirty-green walls"; "dirty-blonde hair"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Dingy: begrimed | cheerless | dirty | dismal | drab | drear | dreary | gloomy | grimy | grubby | grungy | impure | muddied | muddy | raunchy | soiled | sorry | uncheerful | unclean

Related Terms | Find terms related to Dingy: achromatic | achromic | acier | anemic | ashen | ashy | besmirched | bled white | bloodless | blotchy | broken-down | cadaverous | canescent | cheerless | chloranemic | cinereous | cinerous | colorless | dapple | dappled | dappled-gray | dapple-gray | dark | dead | deadly pale | deathly pale | depressing | dilapidated | dim | dimmed | dirty | discolored | dismal | dove-colored | dove-gray | down-at-heel | drab | dreary | dull | dusky | dusty | etiolated | exsanguinated | exsanguine | exsanguineous | faded | faint | fallow | flat | fuliginous | ghastly | glaucescent | glaucous | gloomy | gray | gray-black | gray-brown | gray-colored | gray-drab | grayed | gray-green | grayish | gray-spotted | gray-toned | gray-white | grimy | griseous | grizzle | grizzled | grizzly | grubby | grungy | haggard | hueless | hypochromic | iron-gray | lackluster | leaden | lead-gray | livid | lurid | lusterless | mat | mealy | messy | miry | mouse-colored | mouse-gray | mousy | muddy | murky | neutral | pale | pale as death | pale-faced | pallid | pasty | pearl | pearl-gray | pearly | Quaker-colored | run-down | sad | sallow | scruffy | seedy | shabby | shadowy | sickly | silver | silvered | silver-gray | silvery | slate-colored | slaty | slovenly | smirched | smirchy | smoke-gray | smoky | smudgy | smutchy | smutty | snuffy | sober | soiled | somber | sooty | steel-gray | steely | stone-colored | sullied | tacky | tallow-faced | tarnished | taupe | tenebrous | threadbare | tired | toneless | uncolored | untidy | wan | washed-out | waxen | weak | whey-faced | white

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Dingy In Webster's Dictionary

\Din"gy\, a. [Compar. {Dingier}; superl. {Dingiest}.] [Prob. fr. dung. Cf. {Dungy}.] Soiled; sullied; of a dark or dusky color; dark brown; dirty. ``Scraps of dingy paper.'' --Macaulay.

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