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Meaning of DINGY

Pronunciation:  'dinggee

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  1. [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
  2. [adj]  thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot; "a miner's begrimed face"; "dingy linen"; "grimy hands"; "grubby little fingers"; "a grungy kitchen"
  3. [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"

DINGY is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


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



Webster's 1913 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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