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
References in classic literature ?
A grubby boy, probably with a squint, would almost certainly get on your nerves.
I feel more than a little grubby, and we can have our breakfast in the cooling gallery.
The tears that flowed down his grubby cheeks were real tears.
And out of the middle of the earth, as it seemed to us, rose the pie - very much mixed up and damaged; and, after it, scrambled Harris - tumbled, grubby, and wet.
A UNIVERSITY manager who caused a stir by describing trade unionists as "unpleasant and grubby little people" has offered disenchanted staff the chance to vent their concerns "free from hindrance".
This shocking act plays into the grubby hands of pest exterminator Archibald plays into the grubby hands of Snatcher (Sir Ben Kingsley).
plays into the grubby hands of Many years later, abducted boy Eggs (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) ventures above ground with the Boxtrolls and encounters Lord Portley-Rind's snooty daughter, Winnie (Elle Fanning).
Grubby loves jump rope, hayman and ken turn the rope and she makes up little rhymes while she jumps.
Likewise, as it''s very exposed it wouldn''t take long for it to look grubby again if we painted it.
Likewise, as it''''s very exposed it wouldn''''t take long for it to look grubby again if we painted it.
Likewise, as it's very exposed it wouldn't take long for it to look grubby again if we painted it.
It keeps the money out of the Chancellor's grubby mitts.