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  • n. The characteristic or quality of being grimy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being grimy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being grimy; foulness; filthiness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of being grimy


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  • So maybe it is something else completely different, or just the plain old griminess politicians do.

    Yvonne R. Davis: Blago's Personality Disorder?

  • They had to be made of dark fabrics with broken patterns to conceal their griminess.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • Altogether the dilapidated condition of the University buildings, the gloominess of the corridors, the griminess of the walls, the lack of light, the dejected aspect of the steps, the hat-stands and the benches, take

    The Wife

  • Collar he had none, for the griminess of that he wore last night had necessitated its being thrown aside; round his throat was a dirty handkerchief.

    New Grub Street

  • I took a quick shower to wash away theme park griminess, and was on the road by 6.

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  • History tells us that all of these should be working like opiates on Eminem, dulling his rage and his wit and his connection to the griminess of real life.

    Guess Who Thinks Eminem's a Genius? Middle-Aged Me

  • Only the squirrels, charcoal to light gray of color before the application of the spell, could now revel in their natural griminess, and they chose not to do so.

    A Triumph of Souls

  • He ignores the griminess he feels because the little water they have has to be carried from three kays to the north and does not even try to shave or wash, but merely takes a long swallow from his water bottle.

    The Magi'i Of Cyador

  • Seemingly the only one even half-awake in the late afternoon, Lorn rubs his chin, his fingers feeling the stubble and the griminess of the long trip in the firewagon, and they are not scheduled to reach Geliendra until late afternoon.

    The Magi'i Of Cyador

  • Thousands of people were walking past on Broadway, some disappearing down Wall Street into the curving, solemn griminess of the buildings.

    Manhattan Is My Beat


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