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Definitions for dingy
ˈdɪn dʒidingy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. begrimed, dingy, grimy, grubby, grungy, raunchyadjective

    thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot

    "a miner's begrimed face"; "dingy linen"; "grimy hands"; "grubby little fingers"; "a grungy kitchen"

  2. dirty, dingy, muddied, muddyadjective

    (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"

  3. blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, drearyadjective

    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"


  1. dingyadjective

    drab; shabby; dirty; squalid


  1. dingy

    Dingy is an adjective used to describe something or a place that is dull, dark, or grimy, often because of neglect or lack of cleanliness. It can also mean faded or lacking brightness or freshness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dingynoun

    alt. of Dinghy

  2. Dingy

    soiled; sullied; of a dark or dusky color; dark brown; dirty

  3. Etymology: [Prob. fr. dung. Cf. Dungy.]


  1. Dingy

    Dingy is an unincorporated community in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States. Its post office is closed.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dingy

    Dingey, ding′gi, n. the smallest ship's boat: in India, a canoe. [Beng. dingī, a boat.]

  2. Dingy

    din′ji, adj. of a dim or dark colour: dull: soiled.—n. Din′giness. [Acc. to Skeat = dungy.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dingy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dingy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of dingy in a Sentence

  1. Tony Lewis:

    It doesn’t matter if they’ve been staying in a five-star hotel or a dingy BB, the chances of encountering bedbugs are equal.

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  • изцапан, окъсан, мръсенBulgarian
  • anrüchig, schäbig, schmutzigGerman
  • likainen, nuhruinenFinnish
  • dingyIrish
  • धूंधलाHindi
  • тусклый, грязный, выцветшийRussian

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