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English definition of “dingy”

dingy

adjective uk   /ˈdɪn.dʒi/ us  
dark and often also dirty: a dingy room/corridor Her hair was a dingy brown colour.Darkness and becoming dark
dingily
adverb uk   /-dʒɪ.li/ us  
Darkness and becoming dark
(Definition of dingy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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