grubbiness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grubbiness - the state of being grimy
dirtiness, uncleanness - the state of being unsanitary

grubbiness

noun
The condition or state of being dirty:
Translations
قذاره، وسَخ
umouněnost
snavsethed
óhreinindi, skítur
kirlilikpislik

grubbiness

[ˈgrʌbɪnɪs] Nsuciedad f

grubbiness

n
(= dirtiness)Dreckigkeit f; (of person, clothes, house)Schmuddeligkeit f (inf)
(fig: = sordidness) → Schmutzigkeit f

grubbiness

[ˈgrʌbɪnɪs] nsporcizia

grubby

(ˈgrabi) adjective
dirty. a grubby little boy.
ˈgrubbiness noun
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People get off buses opposite the castle and walk around the corner into Queen Street and the grubbiness hits you.
Wakefield prop David Fifita provided a rare pre-match shift in focus away from the Tomkins controversy when he highlighted the "grubbiness" of Warriors forwards Tony Clubb and Ben Flower, with the latter not playing.
To be fair, in "October in the Railroad Earth," written in San Francisco several years after the travels that made up On the Road, Kerouac did reveal a fleeting, Joycean awareness of the grubbiness and disappointment that attended the large-scale migration of blacks to the West Coast during and after the war.
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The next time any political debate descends into the same grubbiness that this one did, we should remember that.
Mr Christie remained the offstage villain, but it was impossible for even casual trial observers not to discern, from witness after witness, the evident viciousness and grubbiness of the governor and his administration.
It is totally unacceptable and I can't believe I am the only person to notice the grubbiness of it right in the heart of our city where many gather for special events and to watch the TV there.
David |Hannah "I was by myself, desperately wanting to see the sights, running from museum to gallery, and I wanted to write about travel as it's really experienced; about the frustrations of it, the high hopes you have, the grubbiness and the missed trains."
David with |Hannah "I was by myself, desperately wanting to see the sights, running from museum to gallery, and I wanted to write about travel as it's really experienced; about the frustrations of it, the high hopes you have, the grubbiness and the missed trains."
"I was by myself, desperately wanting to see the sights, running from museum to gallery, and I wanted to write about travel as it's really experienced; about the frustrations of it, the high hopes you have, the grubbiness and the missed trains." But it's also a tale of two very different people falling in love and then drifting apart as the passion subsides, and their different attitudes to life and parenting become more evident.
It seemed like all the Pink Princess's tough grubbiness had been poured into Colleen.