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See definition of dowdiness on Dictionary.com
  • as invulgarity
  • as indrabness

synonyms for dowdiness

  • obscenity
  • profanity
  • coarseness
  • commonness
  • crudeness
  • discourtesy
  • impudence
  • indecency
  • rudeness
  • unrefinement
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antonyms for dowdiness

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  • politeness
  • decency
  • decorum
  • restraint
  • tastefulness
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    How to use dowdiness in a sentence

    Her clothes were good and new, but some desolate dressmaker had contrived to invest them with an air of hopeless dowdiness.
    THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
    Try to be as neat as the very dowdiest girl you know, without the dowdiness.
    THE BOY WITH WINGSBERTA RUCK
    There is none of the hopeless dowdiness and dejection that characterize the lower order of Englishwoman.
    WOMEN WAGE-EARNERSHELEN CAMPBELL
    There had, too, fallen upon her in these her married days a certain fixed dreary dowdiness.
    THE SMALL HOUSE AT ALLINGTONANTHONY TROLLOPE
    But one thing was certain—there wasn't the p. 149 remotest suggestion of dowdiness about a Beldon.
    LEGACYJAMES H SCHMITZ
    One knows that it doesn't mean much; but it's like artificial flowers,—it gives a little colour, and takes off the dowdiness.
    CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?ANTHONY TROLLOPE
    Anyhow they totally failed to support the charge of dowdiness which had been freely brought against the Queen-Mother's rgime.
    PUNCH OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 148, JANUARY 27, 1915VARIOUS
    She suddenly contrasted Julian's heavy and arrogant dowdiness with the nice dandyism of Louis.
    THE PRICE OF LOVEARNOLD BENNETT
    After all, the American women were chic, she decided, although some of the doctors had wives of a dowdiness—Himmel!
    THE STREET OF SEVEN STARSMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
    She was neat where Anna had been disorderly, well dressed and breezy against Anna's dowdiness and sharpness.
    THE STREET OF SEVEN STARSMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
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    WORDS RELATED TO DOWDINESS

    • blandness
    • boringness
    • colorlessness
    • dinginess
    • dowdiness
    • dreariness
    • dryness
    • flatness
    • flavorlessness
    • gloominess
    • insipidity
    • insipidness
    • jejuneness
    • lifelessness
    • stodginess
    • vapidity
    • vapidness
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