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English adjective: dingy

1. dingy thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot


SamplesA miner's begrimed face.
Dingy linen.
Grimy hands.
Grubby little fingers.
A grungy kitchen.


Synonymsbegrimed, grimy, grubby, grungy, raunchy


Similardirty, soiled, unclean


Antonymsclean

2. dingy (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear


SamplesDirty.
A dirty (or dingy) white.
The muddied grey of the sea.
Muddy colors.
Dirty-green walls.
Dirty-blonde hair.


Synonymsdirty, muddied, muddy


Similarimpure


Antonymspure

3. dingy causing dejection


SamplesA blue day.
The dark days of the war.
A week of rainy depressing weather.
A disconsolate winter landscape.
The first dismal dispiriting days of November.
A dark gloomy day.
Grim rainy weather.


Synonymsblue, dark, disconsolate, dismal, drab, drear, dreary, gloomy, grim, sorry


Similarcheerless, depressing, uncheerful


Antonymscheerful









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