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Otherwise, he’s five-foot-seven, he walks around carrying a New Yorker tote, and his favorite jacket is a dingy yellow puffy he found in a box of free stuff.

I walked past an elevator with a hand-drawn picture of three stick figures to show people it led to Ross, and a sign written in marker directing me to the dingy stairs.

From Time

We spoke to some self-professed karaoke lovers about why they feel so passionately about these dingy bars, and what not singing together for over a year has meant for them.

You need a whitening kit, I tell my teeth, which look dingy when I smile at a colleague’s joke.

From Quartz

However, thousands of others, mostly impoverished women and children, trudge to dingy, crowded factories in cities such as New York and Los Angeles — and wherever there is concentrated cheap immigrant labor.

He has a majestic view of the dingy back entrance of a Hilton hotel.

On a cold, foggy night On Feb 26, 1998 I walked out a dingy hotel in handcuffs.

Then I turned to the right and stopped before a dingy shop which bore the sign: HAWBERK, ARMOURER.

That night, I dreamed of a square, three-story, concrete building that was dark and dingy with filth, dust, and cobwebs.

When she came to power in 1978, Britain was a dreary, dreary place: dingy, funereal, abashed, scruffy, feckless.

They were for the most part dingy, but as they were nearly always open it did not make so much difference.

It was there also that she ate, keeping her belongings in a rare old buffet, dingy and battered from a hundred years of use.

It is up a lot of very dingy back-staircases and down a lot of very dingy passages.

He wore moccasins and buckskin leggings, and a dingy-blue flannel shirt, open at the throat.

Those two spots 92 of colour against the dingy wood panels dressed up the desolation wonderfully.


On this page you'll find 86 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dingy, such as: dilapidated, dirty, drab, dreary, grimy, and run down.

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