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grubby

adjective uk   /ˈɡrʌb.i/ us  
informal dirty: He was wearing some old shorts and a grubby T-shirt. Don't wipe your grubby hands on my clean towel! disapproving If you describe an activity or someone's behaviour as grubby, you do not think that it is honest, fair, or acceptable: She sees the business of making money as just grubby opportunism. He doesn't want this story to get into the grubby hands of the tabloid press (= to be obtained by newspapers who are not honest and fair).
Translations of “grubby”
in Korean 더러운…
in Arabic قَذِر…
in French crasseux…
in Turkish oldukça kirli, pis…
in Italian sporco, sudicio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 骯髒的, 邋遢的, 汙穢的…
in Russian неряшливый, неопрятный…
in Polish brudny…
in Spanish sucio, mugriento…
in Portuguese sujo, encardido…
in German verwahrlost…
in Catalan brut, ronyós…
in Japanese 汚い, 汚れた…
in Chinese (Simplified) 肮脏的, 邋遢的, 污秽的…
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