grauw

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *grāo, from Proto-Germanic *grēwaz.

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grauw (comparative grauwer, superlative grauwst)

  1. (literally) grey, not brightly colored, ashen, grubby, grimy
  2. (figuratively) dreary, grim, gloomy, desperate
    In Victoriaanse sloppenwijken waren grauwe lompen tekenen van grauwe armoede, in een moderne favella zie je vooral felle kleuren
    In Victorian slums grey rags ware indicative of grim poverty, in a modern favella one sees mostly bright colors

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