AskDefine | Define dingier

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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, 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 gray of the sea"; "muddy colors"; "dirty-green walls"; "dirty-blonde hair" [syn: dirty, muddied, muddy]
3 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 [syn: dismal, drab, drear, dreary, gloomy, sorry] [also: dingiest, dingier]dingier See dingy

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dingier
  1. comparative of dingy
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