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Adjective: dingy (dingier,dingiest)  din-jee
  1. Thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot
    "dingy linen";
    - begrimed, grimy, grubby, grungy, raunchy [US], scrungy [Austral, NZ]
  2. (of colour) discoloured by impurities; not bright and clear
    "a dingy white";
    - dirty, muddied, muddy
  3. Causing dejection
    "a dingy day";
    - blue, dark, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary

Derived forms: dingiest, dingier

See also: cheerless, depressing, dirty, impure, soiled, uncheerful, unclean

Encyclopedia: Dingy, West Virginia