adjective, din·gi·er, din·gi·est.
Origin of dingy
Examples from the Web for dinginess
Historical Examples of 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
The rosette is typical of a curious character that the room has for all its dinginess.Woman
adjective -gier or -giest
Word Origin for dingy
1736, Kentish dialect, "dirty," of uncertain origin, but perhaps related to dung. The noun dinge (1816) is a back-formation.