grody

[groh-dee]
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adjective, gro·di·er, gro·di·est. Slang.
  1. repulsive; disgusting; nauseating.
  2. inferior in character or quality; seedy; sleazy: They lived for a month in a grody little shack without lights or running water.

Origin of grody

1960–65, Americanism; probably alteration of grotesque
Related formsgro·di·ness, noun
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adj.

variant of grotty.

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