grubby ( grubbier comparative) ( grubbiest superlative )
1 adj A grubby person or object is rather dirty.
His white coat was grubby and stained., ...kids with grubby faces.
2 adj If you call an activity or someone's behaviour grubby, you mean that it is not completely honest or respectable., (disapproval)
...the grubby business of politics.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
besmeared, dirty, filthy, frowzy, grimy, grungy (slang chiefly U.S. & Canad.) manky (Scot. dialect) mean, messy, mucky, scruffy, scuzzy (slang) seedy, shabby, slovenly, smutty, soiled, sordid, squalid, unkempt, untidy, unwashed
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