Dingy

Pronunciation: [ din-jee ]


Definition: adjective

of a dark, dull, or dirty color or aspect; lacking brightness or freshness

Origin: Mid 18th century; Old English


Etymology: perhaps based on Old English dynge ‘dung’


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • dilapidated

  • dirty

  • drab

  • dreary

  • grimy

  • run-down

  • seedy

  • shabby

Antonyms:

  • bright

  • clean

  • good

  • nice

  • pure

  • sterile

  • immaculate

  • neat

  • spotless

Example:

The basement was dingy and hadn't been touched for years.

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