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synonyms for dowdy

  • antiquated
  • dingy
  • drab
  • frumpy
  • run down
  • shabby
  • unkempt
  • bygone
  • plain
  • vintage
  • archaic
  • baggy
  • bedraggled
  • blowsy
  • dated
  • dull
  • frowzy
  • homely
  • moldy
  • old hat
  • out-of-date
  • outdated
  • outmoded
  • passé
  • scrubby
  • slatternly
  • sloppy
  • slovenly
  • stodgy
  • tacky
  • tasteless
  • unfashionable
  • unseemly
  • unstylish
  • untidy
  • wrinkled
See also synonyms for: dowdiness
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antonyms for dowdy

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  • bright
  • good
  • neat
  • chic
  • classy
  • fashionable
  • modern
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How to use dowdy in a sentence

It was only for dowdy, boring women, and that women were equal now.
CHECK THE DATA: IT’S A MAN’S WORLD (THE FREAKONOMICS RADIO BOOK CLUB EP. 10)MARIA KONNIKOVASEPTEMBER 25, 2021FREAKONOMICS
High company; among others the Duchess of Albemarle, who is ever a plain homely dowdy.
DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, COMPLETESAMUEL PEPYS
Val felt dowdy and dull in her mourning; it was an insult to the fair summer weather to go about in such clothes.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
After eating a few, I offered the rest to a dowdy elderly woman on my left who was munching dry biscuits from a paper bag.
PENELOPE'S ENGLISH EXPERIENCESKATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN
Not a bad, dowdy little woman—the man a worse stick in the drawing-room than the pulpit, if possible.
A SHEAF OF CORNMARY E. MANN
If Clarice, on the other hand, had been asked to describe Mary, she would probably have called her a red-faced dowdy.
QUICKSILVER SUELAURA ELIZABETH HOWE RICHARDS
She wore a large, dowdy hat of black beaver, and a sort of slightly affected simple dress that made her look rather sack-like.
SONS AND LOVERSDAVID HERBERT LAWRENCE
"Do you know, I really liked her better last year, when she was frumpy and dowdy," faltered Dopsy.
MOUNT ROYAL, VOLUME 3 OF 3MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON
I love society, and you only care to associate with dowdy, frumpish people.
AVERILROSA NOUCHETTE CAREY
It is so awfully dowdy; it is not what a lady ought to wear.
A VERY NAUGHTY GIRLL. T. MEADE
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WORDS RELATED TO DOWDY

  • decrepit
  • dilapidated
  • dirty
  • disheveled
  • disordered
  • dowdy
  • drenched
  • dripping
  • faded
  • messy
  • muddied
  • muddy
  • run down
  • seedy
  • shabby
  • sloppy
  • slovenly
  • sodden
  • soiled
  • stained
  • sullied
  • tacky
  • tattered
  • threadbare
  • untidy
  • wet
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