adjective (grottier, grottiest)British informal
1Unpleasant and of poor quality: a grotty little hotel
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- ‘It has shown it has an ability to bounce back from the bad old days of high unemployment and poor education and a grotty town centre,’ he said.
- What a contrast it was to get back to our grotty hotel after such a glitzy day.
- There's damage here as far as the eye can see… holes in walls, fittings ripped off, filthy kitchens, grotty toilets, rubbish everywhere.
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- She smiled faintly as we described its peppery grottiness.
- It's an early attempt at mythologising the harsh urban grottiness of the built environment of a gigantic city and juxtaposing it with the image of a young woman.
- I have tremendously fond memories of the Free Trade Hall, despite its general grottiness, and its poor acoustics.
Definition of grotty in:
- The US English dictionary