- dirty; slovenly: children with grubby faces and sad eyes.
- infested with or affected by grubs or larvae.
- contemptible: grubby political tricks.
Origin of grubby1
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Related Words for grubbinessstarvation, filth, impoverishment, decay, destitution, squalor, indigence, uncleanness, wretchedness, filthiness, poorness, foulness, uncleanliness, seediness
Examples from the Web for grubbiness
Historical Examples of grubbiness
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
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
- dirty; slovenly
- mean; beggarly
- infested with grubs