Definition of grubby
- grubby political motives
He lives in a grubby little apartment.
clean off those grubby hands before you touch anything
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bedraggled, befouled, begrimed, bemired, besmirched, black, blackened, cruddy, dingy, dirty, draggled, dusty, filthy, foul, grimy, grungy, mucky, muddy, nasty, smudged, smutty, soiled, sordid, stained, sullied, unclean, uncleanly;
: dirty or messy
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subject to rapid or unexpected change
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