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dingy


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dingey  \Din"gey\,  Dingy  \Din"gy\,  Dinghy  \Din"ghy\,  n.  [Bengalee 
  dingi.] 
  1.  A  kind  of  boat  used  in  the  East  Indies.  [Written  also 
  {dinghey}.]  --Malcom. 
 
  2.  A  ship's  smallest  boat. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dingy  \Din"gy\,  a.  [Compar.  {Dingier};  superl.  {Dingiest}.] 
  [Prob.  fr  dung.  Cf  {Dungy}.] 
  Soiled;  sullied;  of  a  dark  or  dusky  color;  dark  brown;  dirty. 
  ``Scraps  of  dingy  paper.''  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dingy 
  adj  1:  thickly  covered  with  ingrained  dirt  or  soot;  "a  miner's 
  begrimed  face";  "dingy  linen";  "grimy  hands";  "grubby 
  little  fingers";  "a  grungy  kitchen"  [syn:  {begrimed}, 
  {grimy},  {grubby},  {grungy}] 
  2:  (of  color)  discolored  by  impurities;  not  bright  and  clear; 
  dirty"  is  often  used  in  combination;  "a  dirty  (or  dingy) 
  white";  "the  muddied  gray  of  the  sea";  "muddy  colors"; 
  "dirty-green  walls";  "dirty-blonde  hair"  [syn:  {dirty},  {muddied}, 
  {muddy}] 
  3:  depressing  in  character  or  appearance;  "drove  through  dingy 
  streets";  "the  dismal  prison  twilight"-  Charles  Dickens; 
  "drab  old  buildings";  "a  dreary  mining  town";  "gloomy 
  tenements";  "sorry  routine  that  follows  on  the  heels  of 
  death"-  B.A.Williams  [syn:  {dismal},  {drab},  {drear},  {dreary}, 
  {gloomy},  {sorry}] 




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