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grotty

slang Disgusting, repulsive, or unpleasant. From the word "grotesque." Primarily heard in UK. This room is seriously grotty—it looks like no one has cleaned it in months. Ew, there's no way I'd kiss him! Have you seen those grotty teeth?
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grotty

(ˈgrɑdi)
mod. highly undesirable. (see also grody.) What is this grotty stuff they serve here?
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| Izzy heads into town to a grotty pub and scores what she thinks is dope
Whereas soft lads living at home get three meals a day and a free laundry service for a fraction of what it would cost them to live in some grotty rented flat.
Off she stomped after a day at work, only realising when she got there that she was wearing her grotty old sheepskin boots as they are cosy and, let's face it, it's freezing.
Scores on the Doors has proven extremely successful in other areas in exposing grotty eateries and in some notable cases, filthy school canteens.
On the tough backstreets of Toxteth, Liverpool, kids were walking home from school as Somali dealers as young as 14 sold crack cocaine outside a grotty corner shop.
MOST workers described their office as "grotty" and "rundown" and would spruce things up themselves given the chance, according to research.
AS an answer to E Cannings' letter on buildings of the future in Middlesbrough (Beauty Spots Turn Grotty, 04.03.10), we had a similar problem in Norton.
The pair desert their grotty Camden flat and head to the cottage, owned by Withnail's Uncle Monty, for a weekend of mayhem.
A week after council bosses insisted a grotty piece of wasteground was a conservation area, they have cut the grass.
"Most car parks are grotty but they are now being built with the motorists in mind and they can be aesthetically pleasing," he said.
Wrapped in hermetic skins of dark brick or metal, the houses face down their grotty surroundings, but the tough exteriors conceal a succession of secret, sensual inner realms.
One character refers to another as a "supply-sider," and indeed, it's tempting to look at Freeman's megaskyscraper, with its grotty, miasmic lower floors, as a deadpan literalization of the notion of trickledown economics.
The boys remember how they had to dodge flying glasses and fists as they tried to make their name by playing grotty venues above pubs - a far cry from the massive summer festivals where the band made their name last year with their anthem Why Does It Always Rain On Me?
After Reg had explained that Cheltenham is so selective that it uses only 25 per cent of the birch delivered, John impishly remarked: iAnd I suppose you then flog all the grotty bits to Exeter!i
They were Dave Muck-kay, John Muddy, Ashley Grimes , Graeme Sewerness, Daniel Slurridge, Drain Rooney, Tony Grotty, Steve McMudmanaman, Robbie Fouler, Dirt Kuyt, Pierre Van Hooj-Gunk.