grubby

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Synonyms for grubby

Synonyms for grubby

covered or stained with or as if with dirt or other impurities

Synonyms for grubby

small sculpin of the coast of New England

thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot

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They show that behind his fine words Britain has behaved like a grubby, money-grabbing little country happy to sell out to an even grubbier one.
And it is clear that those once smitten by its charms - be it in the heyday of magnificent John Humphreys Gold Collar final nights with guests of honour such as Henry Cooper, Lester Piggott, Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno and even Red Rum, or in the grubbier days of its decline (I don't think I'll ever forget the regular "what about the pigeon shit" cries from the Eastpark terraces
In the United States, where big money poured into the National Football league, baseball and basketball long before the tidal wave of cash began washing over football's shores, ironically making them decidedly grubbier, a regulatory system of licensing, registration and certification exists which endeavours to put the brakes on those who are merely interested in seeking out a quick buck.
There are much grubbier Bank of England notes doing the rounds.
Maybe it was just me but BB6 seemed grubbier and more cynical than the five before.
Set at the beginning of the Dark Ages, when longtime Roman and Pict antagonists united to fight raiding Saxon bands, the film eschews wizardly magic for a grubbier, ``Gladiator'' style of presentation.
Now, their reluctance to come clean looks even grubbier given the House of Commons' decision to publish the information as it concerns MPs.
Yet most of the interest in a new book about Oates has concentrated on a grubbier aspect of the man's life.
It's hard to tell what's grubbier - the violence or the agency's mindset.
A smart girl sporting a clean, well-cut designer rugby shirt over a skirt is not the same as a boy wearing a similar grubbier version under a hood with tracksuit bottoms which have seen better days.
I rarely shop in Cardiff now as I think the charges are disgusting, and Newport, although a bit grubbier, has all the necessary shops and cheaper parking.
The fact that he has won two England caps, enjoyed a prolific Premiership career with Gloucester and Sale and scored 31 tries in two seasons with Italian side Viadana, will count for little when the grubbier side of life in National One presents itself in mid-winter.
DIRTY Les turns out to be even grubbier than Dirty Den, the character he plays in EastEnders.
The new version takes its passengers on a lovely tour of the smarter end of the city (it even misses out the grubbier parts of Penarth in favour of a ride along the Prom') but no-one got off in the Bay and no-one got on.