grody

[groh-dee]
adjective, grodier, grodiest. Slang.
1.
repulsive; disgusting; nauseating.
2.
inferior in character or quality; seedy; sleazy: They lived for a month in a grody little shack without lights or running water.

Origin:
1960–65, Americanism; probably alteration of grotesque

grodiness, noun
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Main Entry:  grody
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  disgusting, yukky; extremely unpleasant or sleazy
Example:  The college students lived in a grody apartment.
Etymology:  alteration of grotesque
Usage:  slang
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But what this is making me realize is that my point was never that grody equals good, but that it's about character.
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