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 for dingy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dingy \Din"gy\ (d[i^]n"j[y^]), a. [Compar. Dingier; superl.
     Dingiest.] [Prob. fr. dung. Cf. Dungy.]
     Soiled; sullied; of a dark or dusky color; dark brown; dirty.
     "Scraps of dingy paper." --Macaulay.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dingey \Din"gey\, Dingy \Din"gy\, Dinghy \Din"ghy\, n. [Bengalee
     dingi.]
     1. a small boat propelled by oars or sails, used in the East
        Indies, in sheltered waters. [Written also dinghey.]
        --Malcom.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. a small boat intended to be used as a tender or lifeboat,
        carried or towed by a ship. It may be propelled by oars,
        sail, or a motor.
        [PJC]
  
     3. a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats
        and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled.
  
     Syn: dory, rowboat.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dingy
      adj 1: thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot; "a miner's
             begrimed face"; "dingy linen"; "grimy hands"; "grubby
             little fingers"; "a grungy kitchen" [syn: begrimed,
             dingy, grimy, grubby, grungy, raunchy]
      2: (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear;
         "dirty" is often used in combination; "a dirty (or dingy)
         white"; "the muddied grey of the sea"; "muddy colors";
         "dirty-green walls"; "dirty-blonde hair" [syn: dirty,
         dingy, muddied, muddy]
      3: causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war";
         "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter
         landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November";
         "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather" [syn: blue,
         dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim,
         sorry, drab, drear, dreary]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  148 Moby Thesaurus words for "dingy":
     Quaker-colored, achromatic, achromic, acier, anemic, ashen, ashy,
     besmirched, bled white, bloodless, blotchy, broken-down,
     cadaverous, canescent, cheerless, chloranemic, cinereous, cinerous,
     colorless, dapple, dapple-gray, dappled, dappled-gray, dark, dead,
     deadly pale, deathly pale, depressing, dilapidated, dim, dimmed,
     dirty, discolored, dismal, dove-colored, dove-gray, down-at-heel,
     drab, dreary, dull, dusky, dusty, etiolated, exsanguinated,
     exsanguine, exsanguineous, faded, faint, fallow, flat, fuliginous,
     ghastly, glaucescent, glaucous, gloomy, gray, gray-black,
     gray-brown, gray-colored, gray-drab, gray-green, gray-spotted,
     gray-toned, gray-white, grayed, grayish, grimy, griseous, grizzle,
     grizzled, grizzly, grubby, grungy, haggard, hueless, hypochromic,
     iron-gray, lackluster, lead-gray, leaden, livid, lurid, lusterless,
     mat, mealy, messy, miry, mouse-colored, mouse-gray, mousy, muddy,
     murky, neutral, pale, pale as death, pale-faced, pallid, pasty,
     pearl, pearl-gray, pearly, run-down, sad, sallow, scruffy, seedy,
     shabby, shadowy, sickly, silver, silver-gray, silvered, silvery,
     slate-colored, slaty, slovenly, smirched, smirchy, smoke-gray,
     smoky, smudgy, smutchy, smutty, snuffy, sober, soiled, somber,
     sooty, steel-gray, steely, stone-colored, sullied, tacky,
     tallow-faced, tarnished, taupe, tenebrous, threadbare, tired,
     toneless, uncolored, untidy, wan, washed-out, waxen, weak,
     whey-faced, white
  
  

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