grimy


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grim·y

 (grī′mē)
adj. grim·i·er, grim·i·est
Covered or smudged with grime. See Synonyms at dirty.

grim′i·ly adv.
grim′i·ness n.

grim•y

(ˈgraɪ mi)

adj. grim•i•er, grim•i•est.
covered with grime; dirty.
[1605–15]
grim′i•ly, adv.
grim′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.grimy - thickly covered with ingrained dirt or sootgrimy - thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot; "a miner's begrimed face"; "dingy linen"; "grimy hands"; "grubby little fingers"; "a grungy kitchen"
dirty, soiled, unclean - 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"

grimy

adjective dirty, polluted, filthy, soiled, foul, grubby, sooty, unclean, grotty (slang), smutty, scuzzy (slang), begrimed, skanky (slang) a grimy industrial city

grimy

adjective
Covered or stained with or as if with dirt or other impurities:
Translations
قَذِر، وَسِخ
špinavý
beskidt
óhreinn, skítugur

grimy

[ˈgraɪmɪ] ADJ (grimier (compar) (grimiest (superl))) → mugriento, sucio

grimy

[ˈgraɪmi] adj [house, town] → sale; [hands] → crasseux/euse

grimy

adjschmutzig, dreckig; clothes alsoverdreckt; (= greasy)schmierig; (= blackened with soot) city, buildingverrußt

grimy

[ˈgraɪmɪ] adjsudicio/a, sporco/a

grime

(graim) noun
dirt which is difficult to remove.
ˈgrimy adjective
grimy buildings.
References in classic literature ?
She looked up at the lowering sky, down at the crimson bow already flecked with black, forward along the muddy street, then one long, lingering look behind, at a certain grimy warehouse, with
We went all the way in day-coaches, becoming more sticky and grimy with each stage of the journey.
He had removed his tin cup and was engaged in stirring its grimy contents with a small stick.
In the eyes of the world, I was doubtless covered with grimy dishonour; but I resolved to be clean in my own sight--and to the last I repudiated the contamination of her crimes, and wrenched myself from connection with her mental defects.
When his host followed him out on the staircase with a candle, to light him down the stairs, the day was coldly looking in through its grimy windows.
It came from a very bright place; and the little one, rising on its legs, toddled through the snow, the old grimy shawl in which it was wrapped trailing behind it, and the queer little bonnet dangling at its back--toddled on to the open door of Silas Marner's cottage, and right up to the warm hearth, where there was a bright fire of logs and sticks, which had thoroughly warmed the old sack (Silas's greatcoat) spread out on the bricks to dry.
I don't know what I expected, but I went out and wandered eastward, soon losing my way in a labyrinth of grimy streets and black grassless squares.
And there, at the door of a grimy, old building in the slums of London, the searchers came to a blank wall--baffled.
To Clapham Junction the face of London was grimy with powder of the Black Smoke, in spite of two days of thunderstorms and rain, and at Clapham Junc- tion the line had been wrecked again; there were hundreds of out-of-work clerks and shopmen working side by side with the customary navvies, and we were jolted over a hasty relaying.
He was grimy and dripping like a laborer in a foundry.
For one would have but to see what is passing within those great, black, grimy houses of the capital, and to penetrate within their walls, for one at once to realise what good reason there is for self-depredation and heart-searching.
Their spars dwarfed with their loftiness the corrugated-iron sheds, their jibbooms extended far over the shore, their white-and-gold figure-heads, almost dazzling in their purity, overhung the straight, long quay above the mud and dirt of the wharfside, with the busy figures of groups and single men moving to and fro, restless and grimy under their soaring immobility.