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grubbyadjective

uk   us   /ˈɡrʌb.i/
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 Arabic قَذِر…
in Korean 더러운…
in Malaysian kotor…
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 Vietnamese bẩn thỉu…
in Spanish sucio, mugriento…
in Portuguese sujo, encardido…
in Thai สกปรก…
in German verwahrlost…
in Catalan brut, ronyós…
in Japanese 汚い, 汚れた…
in Indonesian kotor…
in Chinese (Simplified) 肮脏的, 邋遢的, 污秽的…
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