Sordid vs Dingy - What's the difference?

sordid | dingy |


As adjectives the difference between sordid and dingy

is that sordid is dirty or squalid while dingy is drab; shabby; dirty; squalid.

As a noun dingy is

penis or dingy can be .

sordid

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Dirty or squalid.
  • Morally degrading.
  • * 1912 ,
  • He rode slowly home along the deserted road, watching the stars come out in the clear violet sky.They flashed softly into the limpid heavens, like jewels let fall into clear water. They were a reproach, he felt, to a sordid world.
  • Grasping.
  • Synonyms

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    Derived terms

    * sordidity * sordidly * sordidness

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    dingy

    English

    Etymology 1

    From English dialectal (Kentish) . http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=dingy&searchmode=none

    Adjective

    (er)
  • drab; shabby; dirty; squalid
  • Synonyms
    * (drab) dismal, drab, dreary, gloomy, grimy
    Antonyms
    * (drab) bright, clean
    Derived terms
    * dingily * dinginess

    Noun

    (head)
  • (rfv-sense) Penis.
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (dingies)
  • (Charles Dickens)

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