covered with grime; dirty: I shook his grimy hand.
- grim·i·ly, adverb
- grim·i·ness, noun
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How to use grimy in a sentence
As long as we determine each country’s climate responsibility based on their production emissions, it’s easy for wealthy nations that have shipped polluting industries overseas to pretend they’re cleaner than the grimy “Global South.”Butterfly Effect: Ready to Gulp Down Some Climate Guilt? | Charu Kasturi | August 26, 2021 | Ozy
Some cases have built-in screen protection, which can be handy and easy to install, but you’ll have to switch out the whole case once the screen protector starts to get beat up and grimy.The best Apple Watch case to protect the computer on your wrist | Stan Horaczek | August 23, 2021 | Popular-Science
The thing about backpacking and camping is that your skin and hair are exposed to multiple coats of grimy, smelly substances, and they all meld together into a malodorous layer of sweat, bug spray, dirt, and campfire smoke.
When the experts re-created her weary face, they gave her a headscarf, something she might have worn in the grimy Maryland industrial settlement where she lived.Faces of the dead emerge from lost African American graveyard | Michael Ruane | July 9, 2021 | Washington Post
The Isles are just so grimy, I forget that they’re also good!The Islanders Kept Things Interesting, While The Canadiens Shocked Us All | Neil Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org) | June 25, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Half a dozen men sit on the floor in a grimy rented storefront in the crowded Khyber Bazaar.Obama’s Deadly Informants: The Drone Spotters of Pakistan | Umar Farooq, Syed Fakhar Kakakhel | November 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was the proprietor of a grimy chicken joint in Rochester, New York.The Loser Who Wanted to Be the ISIS Agent Next Door | Michael Daly | September 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At the end of the opening heist, I could practically feel my feet sinking into the grimy sand of Revere Beach.Book Bag: The Best Heists in Fact, Film, and Fiction | Matthew Quirk | June 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When they returned, many came to this small building with arched windows only a few blocks from the grimy Caspian beach.
The closest agents get to that in, say, cold and grimy New York is eating in their cars.
Some shelves had been put up along one side of the stall, and they were piled with a lot of grimy-looking books.Motor Matt's "Century" Run | Stanley R. Matthews
He took the hand she held out to him, and looked down at her out of his grimy, disfigured face, an odd tenderness stirring him.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
Men carrying Winchesters are hurrying by, their faces grimy, eyes bold yet anxious.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
He had removed his tin cup and was engaged in stirring its grimy contents with a small stick.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Those chats with the doctor in that grimy little consulting-room in Pimlico remained ever in his memory.The Doctor of Pimlico | William Le Queux