Grimy vs Polluted - What's the difference?

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Grimy is a related term of polluted.

As adjectives the difference between grimy and polluted

is that grimy is stained, or covered with grime while polluted is defiled; made unclean or impure; debauched.

As a verb polluted is

simple past and past participle of pollute.




  • Stained, or covered with grime.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=Then came a maid with hand-bag and shawls, and after her a tall young lady. She stood for a moment holding her skirt above the grimy steps,
  • (music) From the urban musical genre called grime.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=November 27, work=BBC
  • , title= Jimi Hendrix's Voodoo Child has 'best guitar riff' , passage=Riffs from older songs seem to be more popular, as only two from the past decade made it into the top 20. They were Muse's Plug In Baby, at 11, and The White Stripes' grimy Seven Nation Army at 15. }}



    (Webster 1913)


    (en adjective)
  • Defiled; made unclean or impure; debauched.
  • Derived terms

    * pollutedly * pollutedness


  • Simple past and past participle of pollute.
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