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dingy - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dingy

(adj) thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot
Synonyms : begrimed , grimy , grubby , grungy , raunchy
Example Sentence
  • 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
Synonyms : dirty , muddied , muddy
Example Sentence
  • dirty
  • a dirty (or dingy) white
  • the muddied grey of the sea
  • muddy colors
  • dirty-green walls
  • dirty-blonde hair

(adj) causing dejection
Synonyms : blue , dark , disconsolate , dismal , drab , drear , dreary , gloomy , grim , sorry
Example Sentence
  • a 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

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dingy

dingy reminds us about pakistan ex caption ingy(inzamam ul haq)who always remains dull and cheerless on field
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by admireravi

I think of something dingy as having dents due to being dirty or discolored.
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by nic42991

Dean(din) ji(gy) ka room dingy hai
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by mahaveerjain

You get inDIGNant if someone pries after you trying to show to public your "DINGy linen"
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by Anaste

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