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Definition 1: causing dejection - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dingy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for dingy in the sense of this definition

(dingy is similar to ...) causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

"the economic outlook is depressing" "something cheerless about the room" "a moody and uncheerful person" "an uncheerful place"

Definition 2: thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dingy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for dingy in the sense of this definition

(dingy is similar to ...) soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime

"dirty unswept sidewalks" "a child in dirty overalls" "dirty slums" "piles of dirty dishes" "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet" "wore an unclean shirt" "mining is a dirty job" "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"

Definition 3: (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dingy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dirty
  • a dirty (or dingy) white
  • the muddied grey of the sea
  • muddy colors
  • dirty-green walls
  • dirty-blonde hair

Synonyms for dingy in the sense of this definition

(dingy is similar to ...) combined with extraneous elements

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