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synonyms for grubby

  • filthy
  • grimy
  • grungy
  • messy
  • seedy
  • shabby
  • soiled
  • squalid
  • unkempt
  • black
  • foul
  • frowzy
  • impure
  • mucky
  • nasty
  • scruffy
  • scuzzy
  • sloppy
  • slovenly
  • smutty
  • sordid
  • unclean
  • uncleanly
  • untidy
  • unwashed
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antonyms for grubby

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  • clean
  • good
  • nice
  • pure
  • sterile
  • cleanly
  • dressed-up
  • neat
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How to use grubby in a sentence

There were many volumes about precocious British tots with “nannies and pony carts,” she said, but none that would appeal to “grubby neighborhood kids” like the boy before her — or to the adventure-seeking girl she had once been.
BEVERLY CLEARY, BELOVED AUTHOR WHO CHRONICLED SCHOOLYARD SCRAPES AND FEISTY KIDS, DIES AT 104HARRISON SMITH, BECKY KRYSTALMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
From the outside, VertiVegies looked like a handful of grubby shipping containers put side by side and drilled together.
INSIDE SINGAPORE’S HUGE BET ON VERTICAL FARMINGKATIE MCLEANOCTOBER 13, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The cleaner-by-the-day will do the grubby things and I shall like it.
JANE JOURNEYS ONRUTH COMFORT MITCHELL
(p. 107) It was a grubby farm with not much water, but we made the best of it, and settled down for the night.
THE DOINGS OF THE FIFTEENTH INFANTRY BRIGADEEDWARD LORD GLEICHEN
Open the bag, and turn the contents out in the lap of the dark-colored robe, grubby hands poking.
THE JEWELS OF APTORSAMUEL R. DELANY
Cross the Rockies to Vancouver, and you're back among dirty walls, grubby furniture, and inadequate literature again.
LETTERS FROM AMERICARUPERT BROOKE
It was some grubby affair that made me thank God for the sunlight.
TWELVE STORIES AND A DREAMH. G. WELLS
He had gone abroad and was never coming back again, not if he knew it, said the grubby man.
SIMON THE JESTERWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Those grubby little children in the Square would, she knew, have been "there" in a moment.
THE GOLDEN SCARECROWHUGH WALPOLE
At that Henrietta stooped and caught up dirt in each grubby hand.
THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS ON STATION ISLANDMARGARET PENROSE
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WORDS RELATED TO GRUBBY

  • dingy
  • filthy
  • foul
  • grimy
  • grubby
  • impure
  • nasty
  • soiled
  • sooty
  • spotted
  • squalid
  • stained
  • unclean
  • uncleanly
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