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ADJECTIVE (3)

1. thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot;
- Example: "a miner's begrimed face"
- Example: "dingy linen"
- Example: "grimy hands"
- Example: "grubby little fingers"
- Example: "a grungy kitchen"
[syn: begrimed, dingy, grimy, grubby, grungy, raunchy]

2. (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear;
- Example: "dirty" is often used in combination;
- Example: "a dirty (or dingy) white"
- Example: "the muddied grey of the sea"
- Example: "muddy colors"
- Example: "dirty-green walls"
- Example: "dirty-blonde hair"
[syn: dirty, dingy, muddied, muddy]

3. causing dejection;
- Example: "a blue day"
- Example: "the dark days of the war"
- Example: "a week of rainy depressing weather"
- Example: "a disconsolate winter landscape"
- Example: "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"
- Example: "a dark gloomy day"
- Example: "grim rainy weather"
[syn: blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dingy \Din"gy\ (d[i^]n"j[y^]), 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dingey \Din"gey\, Dingy \Din"gy\, Dinghy \Din"ghy\, n. [Bengalee dingi.] 1. a small boat propelled by oars or sails, used in the East Indies, in sheltered waters. [Written also dinghey.] --Malcom. [1913 Webster] 2. a small boat intended to be used as a tender or lifeboat, carried or towed by a ship. It may be propelled by oars, sail, or a motor. [PJC] 3. a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled. Syn: dory, rowboat. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dingy adj 1: thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot; "a miner's begrimed face"; "dingy linen"; "grimy hands"; "grubby little fingers"; "a grungy kitchen" [syn: begrimed, dingy, grimy, grubby, grungy, raunchy] 2: (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear; "dirty" is often used in combination; "a dirty (or dingy) white"; "the muddied grey of the sea"; "muddy colors"; "dirty-green walls"; "dirty-blonde hair" [syn: dirty, dingy, muddied, muddy] 3: causing dejection; "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" [syn: blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

148 Moby Thesaurus words for "dingy": Quaker-colored, achromatic, achromic, acier, anemic, ashen, ashy, besmirched, bled white, bloodless, blotchy, broken-down, cadaverous, canescent, cheerless, chloranemic, cinereous, cinerous, colorless, dapple, dapple-gray, dappled, dappled-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, gray-green, gray-spotted, gray-toned, gray-white, grayed, grayish, grimy, griseous, grizzle, grizzled, grizzly, grubby, grungy, haggard, hueless, hypochromic, iron-gray, lackluster, lead-gray, leaden, 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, run-down, sad, sallow, scruffy, seedy, shabby, shadowy, sickly, silver, silver-gray, silvered, 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