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grubby

grub·by

grubby

 
pronunciation:
gruh bi
part of speech: adjective
inflections: grubbier, grubbiest
definition 1: dirty or unkempt.
synonyms:
crummy, dirty, filthy, frowzy, grungy, messy, seedy, shabby, slatternly, slovenly, sordid, squalid, unclean, unkempt
antonyms:
clean, immaculate
similar words:
dowdy, mean, nasty, raunchy, scruffy, vile, wormy
definition 2: infested with grubs.
synonyms:
wormy
definition 3: worthy of contempt; despicable; base.
grubby motives
synonyms:
base, contemptible, despicable, dirty, low, mean, shabby, sordid, squalid, vile, worthless
similar words:
dishonorable, loathsome, nasty, wretched
derivations: grubbily (adv.), grubbiness (n.)