dinginess


adjective, din·gi·er, din·gi·est.

  1. of a dark, dull, or dirty color or aspect; lacking brightness or freshness.
  2. shabby; dismal.

adjective -gier or -giest

  1. lacking light or brightness; drab
  2. dirty; discoloured
adj.

1736, Kentish dialect, “dirty,” of uncertain origin, but perhaps related to dung. The noun dinge (1816) is a back-formation.

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