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dingy    : [d'ɪndʒi]
Dingy \Din"gy\ (d[i^]n"j[y^]), 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.
[1913 Webster]

Dingey \Din"gey\, Dingy \Din"gy\, Dinghy \Din"ghy\, n. [Bengalee
1. a small boat propelled by oars or sails, used in the East
Indies, in sheltered waters. [Written also {dinghey}.]
[1913 Webster]

2. a small boat intended to be used as a tender or lifeboat,
carried or towed by a ship. It may be propelled by oars,
sail, or a motor.

3. a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats
and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled.

Syn: dory, rowboat.
[WordNet 1.5]

adj 1: thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot; "a miner's
begrimed face"; "dingy linen"; "grimy hands"; "grubby
little fingers"; "a grungy kitchen" [synonym: {begrimed},
{dingy}, {grimy}, {grubby}, {grungy}, {raunchy}]
2: (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear;
"dirty" is often used in combination; "a dirty (or dingy)
white"; "the muddied grey of the sea"; "muddy colors";
"dirty-green walls"; "dirty-blonde hair" [synonym: {dirty},
{dingy}, {muddied}, {muddy}]
3: causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war";
"a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter
landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November";
"a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather" [synonym: {blue},
{dark}, {dingy}, {disconsolate}, {dismal}, {gloomy}, {grim},
{sorry}, {drab}, {drear}, {dreary}]

148 Moby Thesaurus words for "dingy":
Quaker-colored, achromatic, achromic, acier, anemic, ashen, ashy,
besmirched, bled white, bloodless, blotchy, broken-down,
cadaverous, canescent, cheerless, chloranemic, cinereous, cinerous,
colorless, dapple, dapple-gray, dappled, dappled-gray, dark, dead,
deadly pale, deathly pale, depressing, dilapidated, dim, dimmed,
dirty, discolored, dismal, dove-colored, dove-gray, down-at-heel,
drab, dreary, dull, dusky, dusty, etiolated, exsanguinated,
exsanguine, exsanguineous, faded, faint, fallow, flat, fuliginous,
ghastly, glaucescent, glaucous, gloomy, gray, gray-black,
gray-brown, gray-colored, gray-drab, gray-green, gray-spotted,
gray-toned, gray-white, grayed, grayish, grimy, griseous, grizzle,
grizzled, grizzly, grubby, grungy, haggard, hueless, hypochromic,
iron-gray, lackluster, lead-gray, leaden, livid, lurid, lusterless,
mat, mealy, messy, miry, mouse-colored, mouse-gray, mousy, muddy,
murky, neutral, pale, pale as death, pale-faced, pallid, pasty,
pearl, pearl-gray, pearly, run-down, sad, sallow, scruffy, seedy,
shabby, shadowy, sickly, silver, silver-gray, silvered, silvery,
slate-colored, slaty, slovenly, smirched, smirchy, smoke-gray,
smoky, smudgy, smutchy, smutty, snuffy, sober, soiled, somber,
sooty, steel-gray, steely, stone-colored, sullied, tacky,
tallow-faced, tarnished, taupe, tenebrous, threadbare, tired,
toneless, uncolored, untidy, wan, washed-out, waxen, weak,
whey-faced, white

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