Definition of dingily:
- blackly (part of speech: adverb)
- uncleanly (part of speech: adverb)
- grayly (part of speech: adverb)
- "Familiar Spanish Travels", W. D. Howells.
It wore a prim, old- fashioned air, a good deal softened and battered, however, by age, and it stood at the corner of two streets, both dingily quiet, and destined, no doubt, to be rebuilt before long in the general rejuvenation of Mayfair.- "Lady Rose's Daughter", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
The Valley was deep, winding and pastoral- or at least looks so now to my attached vision; the infancy of a finer self- consciousness seemed cradled there; the inconsequent vehicles fraternised, the dim, the more dejected, with the burnished and upstanding; so that I may really perhaps take most for the note of the hour the first tremor of the sense on the part of fashion that, if it could, as it already more or less suspected, get its thinking and reading and writing, almost everything in fact but its arithmetic, a bit dingily, but just by that sign cleverly, done for it, so occasion seemed easy, after all, for a nearer view, without responsibility, of the odd performers of the service.- "Notes of a Son and Brother", Henry James.