What is another word for grimy?

Pronunciation: [ɡɹˈa͡ɪmi] (IPA)

When it comes to describing something as being dirtied with grime, there are many synonyms to choose from. Words like soiled, stained, filthy, smudged, and mucky can all be used to replace "grimy" in a sentence. Similarly, adjectives such as dirty, dusty, grubby, squalid, and dingy can be used to describe something that is unsanitary or unkempt. Each of these alternative words for "grimy" has subtly different shades of meaning, so the writer or speaker should choose the one that best matches their intended tone and description.

Synonyms for Grimy:

What are the hypernyms for Grimy?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for grimy?

When it comes to finding antonyms for the word "grimy," there are several options to choose from. Instead of dirty and soiled, you can use clean and pristine to describe something that is free from dirt or stains. Similarly, you can use words like spotless, sparkling, and immaculate to describe something that is perfectly clean. If you're looking for a slightly different angle, you can use words like polished, gleaming, or shiny to describe something that is clean and has a bright, reflective surface. No matter what type of antonym you choose for the word grimy, it's important to use language that accurately conveys your intended meaning.

Usage examples for Grimy

Once at Selford Junction, it had been a comparatively easy matter for her to slip into the waiting-room and take up her station close to the grimy window commanding the platform alongside of which the express had already drawn up.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
It was not that he saw-it was Val, with cinder-blackened ruffles, grimy face, and yellow hair falling in loose locks upon her cheeks-locks which she must stop to push out of her eyes, so that she could see where to swing the sodden sack while she helped him-him, Manley, who had permitted her to do work it for none but a man's hard muscles, so that he might finish the sooner and ride to town upon some flimsy pretext.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
And indeed that first vision of London, seen through the grimy windows of the cab, was terrible enough.
"Fortitude"
Hugh Walpole

Famous quotes with Grimy

  • At Camp One we were met by Director of Public Works Warwick Greene, grim and grimy. He has been working himself to death to make this transportation plan a success.
    William Cameron Forbes
  • The world gets grimy and the love object is in stark relief from its surroundings. This is love, a pretty thing on an ugly street and why wouldn't you pick it up if it appeared in a taxi cab.
    Daniel Handler
  • If the street life, not the Whitechapel street life, but that of the common but so-called respectable part of town is in any city more gloomy, more ugly, more grimy, more cruel than in London, I certainly don't care to see it. Sometimes it occurs to one that possibly all the failures of this generation, the world over, have been suddenly swept into London, for the streets are a restless, breathing, malodorous pageant of the seedy of all nations.
    Willa Cather
  • We have heard many times that tired, grimy phrase: 'Failure of communication...' and this phrase has been fixed to my work quite consistently. I believe the contrary. I think that we communicate only too well, in our silence, in what is unsaid, and that what takes place is a continual evasion, desperate rear-guard attempts to keep ourselves to ourselves. Communication is too alarming. To enter into someone else's life is too frightening. To disclose the poverty within us is too fearsome a possibility. (15)
    Harold Pinter
  • His find he hid at the back of the closet in his own room upstairs. The crystal cube he slipped into his pocket, which already bulged with string, a coil of wire, two pennies, a wad of tinfoil, a grimy defenses stamp, and a chunk of feldspar. Emma, Scott's two-year-old sister, waddled unsteadily in from the hall and said hello. "Hello, Slug," Scott nodded, from his altitude of seven years and some months. He patronized Emma shockingly, but she didn't know the difference. Small, plump, and wide-eyed, she flopped down on the carpet and stared dolefully at her shoes. "Tie 'em, Scotty, please?" "Sap," Scott told her kindly, but knotted the laces.
    Lewis Padgett

Related words: filthy dirty, grimy clothes, grimy hands, grimy nails, grimy floor, grimy window

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