Dinginess
Dinginess Din"gi*ness, n. Quality of being dingy; a dusky hue. [1913 Webster]

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  • dinginess — dingy ► ADJECTIVE (dingier, dingiest) ▪ gloomy and drab. DERIVATIVES dingily adverb dinginess noun. ORIGIN perhaps from an Old English word meaning dung …   English terms dictionary

  • dinginess — noun see dingy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dinginess — See dingily. * * * …   Universalium

  • dinginess — noun The state or quality of being dingy …   Wiktionary

  • dinginess — din·gi·ness || dɪndʒɪnɪs n. dirtiness, dullness, griminess …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dinginess — din·gi·ness …   English syllables

  • dinginess — noun discoloration due to dirtiness • Syn: ↑dinge • Derivationally related forms: ↑dingy (for: ↑dinge), ↑dingy • Hypernyms: ↑dirtiness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dingy — adjective (dingier; est) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1691 1. dirty, unclean 2. shabby, squalid • dingily adverb • dinginess noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • dingy — dingily, adv. dinginess, n. /din jee/, adj., dingier, dingiest. 1. of a dark, dull, or dirty color or aspect; lacking brightness or freshness. 2. shabby; dismal. [1730 40; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

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