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synonyms for sooty

  • black
  • blackened
  • dark
  • dingy
  • fuliginous
  • grimy
  • murky
  • smutty
  • soot-covered
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It’s the population of New Yorkers who got one another through that sooty, uncertain time of despair and signed on for anything and everything that might lie ahead.
THE CITY THAT ENDURESSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKSEPTEMBER 7, 2021TIME
To the amazement of mission scientists, Voyager 2 sent back images of sooty plumes shooting 5 miles into the air and trailing for hundreds of miles.
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Essential community spaces — a library, Dunbar Grade School, Frissell Memorial Hospital, and churches — were charred to bits, and even the trees that lined the once-bustling streets became sooty figures drooping over a wasteland.
WHY IT TOOK 100 YEARS FOR AMERICA TO LEARN ABOUT THE TULSA MASSACREFABIOLA CINEASMAY 30, 2021VOX
As intense fires propel dark, sooty aerosols high into the air, they mix with clouds and mostly shield the sun’s energy.
CAN WILDFIRES COOL THE CLIMATE?ELLIE BROADMANFEBRUARY 18, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Prevailing theories at the time supposed the sooty shearwaters got lost in the fog.
HERE’S THE REAL STORY BEHIND ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S ‘THE BIRDS’TOM MCNAMARADECEMBER 3, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
The black of her dress was a sooty black, but you would only have called her hair black because there was nothing else to call it.
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It was an aged female that spoke; she sat on the ground all clad in a sooty garment.
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Others, very dusty, came from beneath carpets, and lastly a sooty bundle was dragged down the chimney.
MARGARET OGILVYJ. M. BARRIE
The “sooty-fox” is a variety of the “Arctic,” distinguished from it only by its colour, which is of a uniform blackish brown.
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There are lots of mice in this kitchen—sooty mice, not clean like ours—and I thought I'd try to catch them.
THE WELL-BELOVEDTHOMAS HARDY
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WORDS RELATED TO SOOTY

  • begrimed
  • blackened
  • dingy
  • dirty
  • filthy
  • foul
  • grimy
  • grubby
  • impure
  • muddy
  • nasty
  • soiled
  • sooty
  • spotted
  • squalid
  • stained
  • unclean
  • uncleanly
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.