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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).
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