Grimy vs Smudged - What's the difference?

grimy | smudged |


As adjectives the difference between grimy and smudged

is that grimy is stained, or covered with grime while smudged is blurred as by being rubbed.

As a verb smudged is

(smudge).

grimy

English

Adjective

(er)
  • 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. }}

    smudged

    English

    Adjective

    (head)
  • Blurred as by being rubbed.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (smudge)