Definition of grimy in English:

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grimy

Pronunciation: /ˈɡrīmē/

adjective (grimier, grimiest)

Covered with or characterized by grime: the grimy industrial city
More example sentences
  • The campaign is part of a push to end Manchester's grimy industrial image and sell the city to the world as clean, green and modern.
  • It is hoped it will change people's perception of Sheffield as a grimy city which has never quite managed to lose its industrial past.
  • In Hong Kong, the management suite moved from the tony Central district to a grimy industrial estate.
Synonyms
dirty, grubby, grungy, mucky, soiled, stained, smeared, filthy, smutty, sooty, dusty, muddy
informal yucky, cruddy
literary besmirched, begrimed

Derivatives

grimily

Pronunciation: /-məlē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Ian's vision began to brighten only gradually, so that he saw the whiteness - now streaked grimily - of his shirt first and then the light colors of Henry pullover and then the murkily lit basement chamber around him.
  • The Leopard is a picture of Fordian landscapes made grimily tactile through the sweat and dust coating the actors' tanned visages and finely tailored costumes.
  • It could almost have been a film of the old Hammer school - a Hammer film with a better budget, something which allows the presentation of Edinburgh as a grim and grimily realistic Victorian ghetto.

griminess

Pronunciation: /ˈɡrīmēnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • So anyway, I'm having a fun Saturday night - getting annoyed with the griminess of the cooker, so deciding to wipe it down.
  • It wasn't that obvious, what with the griminess, but it was a long lab coat that had at one point been completely white.
  • Glancing at the overall griminess of the place, however, he cast this idea aside.

Words that rhyme with grimy

blimey, gorblimey, limey, slimy, stymie, thymy

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Syllabification: grim·y

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