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grody

[ groh-dee ]
/ ˈgroʊ di /
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adjective, gro·di·er, gro·di·est.Slang.

repulsive; disgusting; nauseating.
inferior in character or quality; seedy; sleazy: They lived for a month in a grody little shack without lights or running water.

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Origin of grody

1960–65, Americanism; probably alteration of grotesque
gro·di·ness, noun
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