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  ( grubbier    comparative)   ( grubbiest    superlative  )
1       adj   A grubby person or object is rather dirty.  
His white coat was grubby and stained., 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.     
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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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grub, grumpy, grungy, gruffly

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