a. darkened with smoke and grime; dirty or discolored
The only observation I have is the colors are a bit too gloomy and dingy.
Sentence in Classic:
She was quite aware that she was of interest to dingy people, but she assumed that there is only one form of dinginess, and that admiration for brilliancy is the natural expression of its inferior state.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
The latter in itself was enough to attract attention to him, for the uniforms of the soldiers were dingy and worn now and the civilians, even when turned out in their best, showed skillful patching and darning.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
In the dingy old front parlor which she had tried to make smart with a pier glass, covers from fashion magazines, anemic French prints, Mrs.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
They were for the most part dingy, but as they were nearly always open it did not make so much difference.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin Context
These bare places were grown up with dingy, yellow weeds, hiding innumerable tomato cans; innumerable children played upon them, chasing one another here and there, screaming and fighting.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
He remembered how he had stood, a small, thrillful boy, prepared to follow the dingy lady upon the white horse, or the band in its faded chariot.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane Context