adjective, din·gi·er, din·gi·est.
Origin of dingy
Examples from the Web for dinginess
Every sail that loomed in the dinginess filled me with alarm.The Frozen Pirate|W. Clark Russell
Kincaid's Battery 'doesn't want to parade its dinginess till it's done something'--pure vanity!Kincaid's Battery|George W. Cable
As for the furnishings, Georgiana looked about her with an appraising eye which took in all their dinginess.Under the Country Sky|Grace S. Richmond
There was the same colour of paint on the walls, which had been so managed as to represent the dinginess of antiquity.Rivers of Ice|R.M. Ballantyne
The rosette is typical of a curious character that the room has for all its dinginess.Woman|Magdeleine Marx
British Dictionary definitions for dinginess
adjective -gier or -giest
Word Origin for dingy
Word Origin and History for dinginess
1736, Kentish dialect, "dirty," of uncertain origin, but perhaps related to dung. The noun dinge (1816) is a back-formation.