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dingy

adjective uk   /ˈdɪn.dʒi/ us  
dark and often also dirty: a dingy room/corridor Her hair was a dingy brown colour.
dingily
adverb uk   /-dʒɪ.li/ us  
Translations of “dingy”
in Spanish sucio, sórdido…
in French minable…
in German schäbig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 陰暗骯髒的,黑乎乎髒兮兮的…
in Russian грязный, тусклый…
in Turkish kirli, pasaklı, kir pas içinde…
in Chinese (Simplified) 阴暗肮脏的,黑乎乎脏兮兮的…
in Polish obskurny…
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