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 ?
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 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.
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell branded Sajid Javid's spending review, "grubby electioneering" and condemned the "pathetic sums" offered to Whitehall departments on their knees after almost a decade of austerity.
TORY councillors in Walsall have accused a UKIP rival of seeking "grubby votes" with comments in an election leaflet saying police should prioritise "real crimes" over social media hate speech.
Just down a soi off bustling Nimmanhaemin is this nerdy little cafe set in a high-ceilinged glass building filled with displays of a bewildering number of cartoon figures from Marvel characters to Japanese anime (all locked up tight to keep our grubby fingers off them).
When Newcastle City Council's environmental health team inspected Koh-I-Noor on the Bigg Market in January, they found the kitchens were "grubby" and caked in mould, while the toilets were "smelly".
When Newcastle City Council's environmental health team inspected Koh-I-Noor in the Cloth Market in January, they found the kitchens were "grubby" and caked in mould, while the toilets were "smelly".
Rachelle Hughes, 39, claims she arrived with three of her children to find a trashed chalet full of grubby dishes, sopping wet beach towels and half-eaten bolognese.
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