Grimy
Grimy Grim"y, a. [Compar. {Grimier}; superl. {Grimiest}.] Full of grime; begrimed; dirty; foul. [1913 Webster]

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  • grimy — meaning ‘covered in grime, dirty’, is spelt grimy, not grimey. The comparative and superlative forms are grimier and grimiest, and the occasionally needed derivative forms are grimily and griminess …   Modern English usage

  • grimy — index sordid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • grimy — 1610s, from GRIME (Cf. grime) + Y (Cf. y) (2). App[arently] not in literary use during the 18th c. [OED]. Related: Griminess …   Etymology dictionary

  • grimy — [adj] dirty begrimed, besmirched, cruddy*, dingy*, filthy, foul, grubby*, grungy*, messy, mucky*, nasty, scuzzy*, sleazy*, smeared, smutty*, soiled, sooty, sordid, squalid, unclean; concepts 485,621 Ant. clean, pure, sterile …   New thesaurus

  • grimy — ► ADJECTIVE (grimier, grimiest) ▪ covered with or characterized by grime. DERIVATIVES grimily adverb griminess noun …   English terms dictionary

  • grimy — [grīm′ē] adj. grimier, grimiest covered with or full of grime; very dirty SYN. DIRTY grimily adv. griminess n …   English World dictionary

  • grimy — [[t]gra͟ɪmi[/t]] grimier, grimiest ADJ GRADED Something that is grimy is very dirty. ...a grimy industrial city …   English dictionary

  • grimy — UK [ˈɡraɪmɪ] / US adjective Word forms grimy : adjective grimy comparative grimier superlative grimiest very dirty …   English dictionary

  • grimy — grimily, adv. griminess, n. /gruy mee/, adj., grimier, grimiest. covered with grime; dirty: I shook his grimy hand. [1605 15; GRIME + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • grimy — adj. Grimy is used with these nouns: ↑hand …   Collocations dictionary

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