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dowdy1

dow·dy1

dowdy1

 
 
pronunciation:
daU di
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: dowdier, dowdiest
definition 1: not at all stylish; shabby or dull.
My grandmother has plenty of new and fashionable dresses, but she insists she's more comfortable in her old dowdy ones.
synonyms:
shabby, tacky
antonyms:
fashionable, smart, snappy, stylish
similar words:
bedraggled, cheap, disheveled, frumpy, ragtag, seedy, shoddy, sloppy, unkempt, worn
definition 2: old-fashioned or frumpy in appearance or manner.
a dowdy little shop
synonyms:
frumpy, stodgy
antonyms:
fashionable, modern, smart
similar words:
démodé, dated, old hat, old-fashioned, outmoded, passé
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part of speech: noun
inflections: dowdies
definition: a dowdy woman.
derivations: dowdyish (adj.), dowdily (adv.), dowdiness (n.)