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This lightweight downy blanket weighs just 11 ounces and its polyester shell and insulation are made of recycled materials.

I stuff my hands into downy pockets, turn a corner to reach my car, and catch sight of myself in a shop window.

I’ve seen owls nest in snags and, later, their downy owlets fledge into the world.

Hudson’s voice, at once resonant and downy-light, is no match for Franklin’s—no one’s is.

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Never, ever—and I mean ever—would a beach-bound Delmarvan say, “Let’s go downy ocean,” as a “Baltimoron” famously would.

"Then the rainiest June since the 1950s helped the spread of downy and powdery mildew" he told The Telegraph.

So with a fearful growl, and a bark that might have frightened a lion, Bravo made a leap and a spring after poor little Downy.

The nests are composed of the downy mosses of plants fastened together with the fibres of flax.

Downy dainty pompons of smoke burst out in the heavens below it and above it and all about it.

The breast feathers of the turkey and the downy feathers of the eagle are attached to the sticks.

Every downy-faced youth among the whites expected him to salute him as a king: he, the descendant of kings.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to downy, such as: featherlike, feathery, fleecy, fuzzy, light, and plumate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.