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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DINGINESS

Every sail that loomed in the dinginess filled me with alarm.

They are not reddish: they are brown, to which grease and dinginess add not a little.

But his choice was to sit in rags and dinginess on a bench in a park.

God's Spirit met us in spite of cold and dinginess and needs.

But this dungeon had ample compensations for its darkness and dinginess.

Something was wrong with them: their dinginess or want of symmetry annoyed her.

The rosette is typical of a curious character that the room has for all its dinginess.

This is what makes interesting the dinginess of the cantonment on the Isle of Dogs.

I thought there would be a temporary dip into dinginess, but that was all.

The place appalled him—its gloom, its dinginess, its somber quiet.

WORD ORIGIN

1736, Kentish dialect, "dirty," of uncertain origin, but perhaps related to dung. The noun dinge (1816) is a back-formation.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.