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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!Dirty and untidy 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).Humiliating and degrading
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