grotty


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grot·ty

 (grŏt′ē)
adj. grot·ti·er, grot·ti·est Chiefly British Slang
Very unpleasant; miserable.

[Alteration of grotesque.]

grot′ti·ness n.

grotty

(ˈɡrɒtɪ)
adj, -tier or -tiest
1. unpleasant, nasty, or unattractive
2. of poor quality or in bad condition; unsatisfactory or useless
[C20: from grotesque]

grot•ty

(ˈgrɒt i)

adj. -ti•er, -ti•est. Chiefly Brit. Slang.
seedy; wretched; dirty.
[1960–65; perhaps grot (esque) + -y1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.grotty - very unpleasant or offensive ; "a grotty little play"
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
nasty, awful - offensive or even (of persons) malicious; "in a nasty mood"; "a nasty accident"; "a nasty shock"; "a nasty smell"; "a nasty trick to pull"; "Will he say nasty things at my funeral?"- Ezra Pound
Translations

grotty

[ˈgrɒtɪ] ADJ (grottier (compar) (grottiest (superl))) (Brit) → asqueroso
I feel grottyme siento fatal

grotty

[ˈgrɒti] adj (British)minable

grotty

adj (+er) (inf)
(= foul)grausig (inf); (= filthy)dreckig, verdreckt (inf)
(= awful, lousy)mies (inf); (= dilapidated)heruntergekommen; (= tacky)geschmacklos; to feel grottysich mies fühlen (inf)

grotty

[ˈgrɒtɪ] adj (Brit) (fam) → squallido/a
I feel grotty → mi sento a terra
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20am Two hard-drinking unemployed actors sharing a grotty flat in late 1960s London think they can escape their miserable existence by decamping to a cottage in the Lake District.
When I get home the folks I will tell, That the battlefields were almost hell, The mud was thick, the land was grotty There grew one thing, the Flanders poppy.
By creating an open, attractive link between the train station and the city centre, instead of grotty, dark subways and concrete grimness, this development will go some way to repairing the damage caused by the Ring Road's construction.
James Franco has tried to defend his grotty underpants selfie - bizarrely comparing it to David Beckham's underwear campaign and when Britney Spears shaved off her barnet.
Whereas soft lads living at home get three meals a day and a free laundry service for a fraction of what it would cost them to live in some grotty rented flat.
ENGLAND'S footballers will stay in a grotty Rio hotel beside a slum at next year's World Cup.
While many an actor is slumming it in grotty film sets and tiny trailers, Egyptian actress, Ghada Adel is living it up while filming for her latest drama, 'Makan Fil Al Qasr' (A Place at the Palace).
After driving through grotty and grim streets full of weirdos and old horses, the Dewar's siren - you know the one "with the presence of a queen and the mouth of a gangster" - reaches her pad and pours a drink.
Tottenham-born Adele talked of facing rats in a grotty house after she moved out of her mum's humble South London flat.
Regeneration means knocking something down and recreating something in its place not knocking something down and leaving the space surrounded by grotty hoardings and allowing people to throw their rubbish over like what has happened in Rhyl.
Arrows flying by, all that hooting and Howling, the air thick with dust, He weaved and dodged, his six-guns blazing, calling out for Tonto to follow as he cussed, He came off, hit the dust, fighting back the tears, no longer The 'masked man,' his ankle grotty, Worse, he cried out, his new jeans had split, first time on, and Mam would go potty, 'Aall get wrang' he said to himself, and Tonto, Dad would just Wearily shake his head, 'Off your hoss again son, is Tonto also hurt and full of lead?
I feel a bit dizzy and a bit grotty really," said Kinsella, who was not knocked out in the latest incident.