grimy

adjective
\ˈgrī-mē \
grimier; grimiest

Definition of grimy 

: full of or covered with grime : dirty

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griminess noun

Examples of grimy in a Sentence

this mirror is so grimy you can barely see your reflection in it

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Lean's faithfulness to the grimy details of the novel is still a shock for those brought up on the sugary world of Oliver! Patrick Friel, Chicago Reader, "Books / Film / Poverty / Television This Week on Filmstruck: Films about Hard Times," 2 Feb. 2018 On the sidewalk outside St. Thomas Church, a uniformed firefighter mopped up a grimy spot. Benjamin Mueller, New York Times, "Funeral Is Held for Firefighter Killed by Ground Zero Toxins," 29 June 2018 The trees bloom almost everywhere, from those on ritzy streets on the Gold Coast of Pacific Heights, to scraggly street trees in grimy alleys. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, "Plenty of good omens, if you know where to look," 17 Feb. 2018 And in place of the soft fictionalizations of All the President’s Men, The Newsroom, The Post, and the like, there are the relatively grimy details of documentary. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "The Fourth Estate in the Age of Bad Faith," 15 June 2018 The electricity had gone out earlier that day, dropping the grimy corridors and sleeping rooms into darkness, and Bo wasn’t going to waste his chance. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "A transgender girl rises up against alien invaders in Rich Larson’s novel Annex," 8 July 2018 The stout sexagenarian lives in Sham Shui Po, a seedy, working-class neighborhood where grimy highrises drip AC runoff onto the market stalls, methadone clinics and brothels below. Casey Quackenbush / Hong Kong, Time, "'We're Not Educated.' The Untold Story of Lung King Heen, the World's First Michelin Three-Star Chinese Restaurant," 12 July 2018 And then out of the darkness, broadcast live on TV, a grimy paramedic emerged with Baby Jessica in his arms, bandaged and dirty and alive. Karina Bland, azcentral, "We're looking for hope, and we see it in the faces of the rescued boys in Thailand," 9 July 2018 My mother was satisfactorily grossed out by the stories and their carload of grimy, fishy equipment. Heather Radke, Longreads, "A Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing With Your Father," 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of grimy

1612, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grimy was in 1612

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grimy

adjective
\ˈgrī-mē \
grimier; grimiest

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