Definition of dingy:
low-spirited, blasphemous, miry, pestiferous, contaminating, grisly, gruesome, grungy, quaggy, drear, sober, low, raunchy, lamentable, muddied, no-account, sorry, unforgiving, no-good, meritless, glowering, depressed, cloudy, gloomful, gentle, impure, boggy, good-for-nothing, blue-blooded, grim, glooming, inconsolable, benighted, disconsolate, broken-down, dour, pitiful, bluish, patrician, blueish, cheerless, tattered, downhearted, glum, soiled, macabre, grimy, threadbare, gamey, puritanic, salacious, spicy, tacky, muddy, distressing, profane, dirty, faded, sinister, dark-skinned, sad, sick, forbidding, racy, inexorable, unconsolable, shoddy, unappeasable, coloured, down-at-heel, risque, gloomy, no-count, deplorable, squashy, bad, waterlogged, mordant, mangy, downcast, unsportsmanlike, aristocratic, morose, puritanical, ratty, marked-up, aristocratical, lousy, sulky, dispirited, non-white, soggy, scrubby, cheating, drab, blue, dy, sullen, ill-gotten, unsporting, mirky, regretful, relentless, dismal, sloughy, obscure, swampy, sour, saturnine, down in the mouth, ghastly, turbid, lewd, all the worse for wear, begrimed, unclean, rundown, bedraggled, unrelenting, decaying, dilapidated, gamy, sombre, marshy, grubby, dreary, sleazy, moody, olive-drab, better, uncheerful, stern, good-for-naught, down, tatty, juicy, naughty, decrepit.
- black (part of speech: adjective)
unclean (part of speech: adjective)
- gray (part of speech: adjective)
This gave to our little abode a curiously dark, dingy look, especially when it was seen from a distance; and so it had come to be called in the neighborhood, even before I was born, The Black Cottage.- "The Queen of Hearts", Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009.
Yet here, in Marion's dingy lodging, she saw the very same ideas which Isabel Fotheringham made hateful, clothed in light, speaking from the rugged or noble faces of men and women who saw in them the salvation of their kind.- "The Testing of Diana Mallory", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
- "Masters of the Wheat-Lands", Harold Bindloss.