grubby

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grub·by

 (grŭb′ē)
adj. grub·bi·er, grub·bi·est
1. Dirty; grimy: grubby old work clothes. See Synonyms at dirty.
2. Infested with grubs.
3. Contemptible; despicable: has a grubby way of treating others.

grub′bi·ly adv.
grub′bi·ness n.

grubby

(ˈɡrʌbɪ)
adj, -bier or -biest
1. dirty; slovenly
2. mean; beggarly
3. (Zoology) infested with grubs
ˈgrubbily adv
ˈgrubbiness n

grub•by

(ˈgrʌb i)

adj. -bi•er, -bi•est.
1. dirty; slovenly.
2. infested with grubs.
3. contemptible; ignoble: grubby tricks.
[1605–15]
grub′bi•ly, adv.
grub′bi•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grubby - small sculpin of the coast of New England
sculpin - any of numerous spiny large-headed usually scaleless scorpaenoid fishes with broad mouths
Adj.1.grubby - infested with grubs
2.grubby - thickly covered with ingrained dirt or sootgrubby - 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"

grubby

adjective dirty, soiled, filthy, squalid, messy, shabby, seedy, scruffy, sordid, untidy, grimy, unwashed, unkempt, mucky, smutty, grungy (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), slovenly, manky (Scot. dialect), scuzzy (slang), skanky (slang), scungy (Austral. & N.Z.), frowzy, besmeared His white coat was grubby and stained.

grubby

adjective
Covered or stained with or as if with dirt or other impurities:
Translations
قذر، وسِخ
umouněný
snavset
skítugur, subbulegur
išsiterliojęsnevalyvasnevalyvumas
netīrs
zafúľaný
umazan

grubby

[ˈgrʌbɪ] ADJ (grubbier (compar) (grubbiest (superl))) (= dirty) → mugriento, sucio, mugroso (LAm)

grubby

[ˈgrʌbi] adj
(= dirty) [clothes, hands, face] → crasseux/euse
[business, activity] → pas très net(te)

grubby

adj (+er)
(= dirty)dreckig; person, clothes, houseschmuddelig (inf)
(fig: = sordid) business, corruption, politicsschmutzig; aspectzwielichtig

grubby

[ˈgrʌbɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → sudicio/a, sporco/a

grubby

(ˈgrabi) adjective
dirty. a grubby little boy.
ˈgrubbiness noun
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