dingy | dinginess

Exam frequency

GRE

medium

Banks

medium

Banks

medium

Meaning(s)

gloomy and in bad condition

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dingy - gloomy

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If something is ‘dingy’ then it is dark, dirty, and disordered. The word is most commonly used to describe a person’s clothes or living space and implies something depressing and negative that is having to be endured, typically because of a lack of money or resources.

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Antonyms immaculate,pristine

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  1. I was on a limited budget when I travelled around Europe, so I had to stay in dingy hostels in pretty squalid areas.

  2. After a hard day out working in the fields, I couldn’t wait to get out of my dingy clothes and take a bath.

  3. Morale is quite low at the company, and it is not helped by the dinginess of the office we have to work in.

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