Synonyms for dingy

Synonyms for (adjective) dingy

Synonyms: gloomy, grim, sorry, dark, drab, drear, dreary, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, blue

Definition: causing dejection

Usage: a blue day; the dark days of the war; a week of rainy depressing weather; a disconsolate winter landscape; the first dismal dispiriting days of November; a dark gloomy day; grim rainy weather

Similar words: cheerless, depressing, uncheerful

Definition: causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

Usage: the economic outlook is depressing; something cheerless about the room; a moody and uncheerful person; an uncheerful place


Synonyms: dingy, grubby, grungy, grimy, begrimed, raunchy

Definition: thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot

Usage: a miner's begrimed face; dingy linen; grimy hands; grubby little fingers; a grungy kitchen

Similar words: soiled, dirty, unclean

Definition: soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime

Usage: dirty unswept sidewalks; a child in dirty overalls; dirty slums; piles of dirty dishes; put his dirty feet on the clean sheet; wore an unclean shirt; mining is a dirty job; Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves


Synonyms: muddied, muddy, dingy, dirty

Definition: (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear

Usage: dirty is often used in combination; a dirty (or dingy) white; the muddied grey of the sea; muddy colors; dirty-green walls; dirty-blonde hair

Similar words: impure

Definition: combined with extraneous elements