[ gruhb-ee ]
/ ˈgrʌb i /
adjective, grub·bi·er, grub·bi·est.
dirty; slovenly: children with grubby faces and sad eyes.
infested with or affected by grubs or larvae.
contemptible: grubby political tricks.
Related formsgrub·bi·ly, adverbgrub·bi·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for grubbiness
That first bathe seemed to wash away all the heat and smoke and grubbiness of dear old London.Stories of the Saints by Candle-Light|Vera C. Barclay
It was M.D. who sent me there by scolding me into realization of my grubbiness four years ago; I want to have my honeymoon there.Jane Journeys On|Ruth Comfort Mitchell
British Dictionary definitions for grubbiness
/ (ˈɡrʌbɪ) /
adjective -bier or -biest
infested with grubs
Derived Formsgrubbily, adverbgrubbiness, noun
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