adjective, din·gi·er, din·gi·est.
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Origin of dingy
OTHER WORDS FROM dingydin·gi·ly, adverbdin·gi·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH dingydinghy, dingy
How to use dingy in a sentence
It’s the way the guard talks to you when you visit, and how you’re herded single file through dingy corridors to pay too much for microwave concessions.'You Have One Minute Remaining.' Why I'll Always Drop Everything to Answer My Brother's Calls From Prison|Reuben Jonathan Miller|February 16, 2021|Time
He had an aide track the poster down to a dingy bookstore in Hollywood and fly it back to the East Coast courtroom in time for closing arguments.Mark B. Sandground Sr., Machiavellian divorce lawyer, dies at 88|Bart Barnes|January 11, 2021|Washington Post
They are not reddish: they are brown, to which grease and dinginess add not a little.Left on Labrador|Charles Asbury Stephens
It is another Arrangement in Black in which critics could then discover but dinginess and dirt.The Life of James McNeill Whistler|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
But this dungeon had ample compensations for its darkness and dinginess.Capturing a Locomotive|William Pittenger
Despite the dinginess of his costume, Mr. Dootleby was a handsome old man, and he looked very out of place on the Bowery.Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York|Lemuel Ely Quigg
There is something cheery in its very dinginess, and something free and elfin in its very insignificance.The Wisdom of Father Brown|G. K. Chesterton