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Dictionary definition for: Dingy

1. (s) thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot; "a miner''s begrimed face" "dingy linen" "grimy hands" "grubby little fingers" "a grungy kitchen"

2. (s) (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"

3. (s) 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

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