dowdily
adverb see dowdy II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dowdily — dowdy ► ADJECTIVE (dowdier, dowdiest) ▪ (especially of a woman) unfashionable and dull in appearance. DERIVATIVES dowdily adverb dowdiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • dowdily — adverb in a dowdy unfashionable manner she dresses dowdily • Syn: ↑frumpily, ↑frumpishly • Derived from adjective: ↑frumpish (for: ↑frumpishly), ↑frumpy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dowdily — Dowdy Dow dy, a. [Compar. {Dowdier}; superl. {Dowdiest}.] [Scot. dawdie slovenly, daw, da sluggard, drab, Prov. E. dowd flat, dead.] Showing a vulgar taste in dress; awkward and slovenly in dress; vulgar looking. {Dow di*ly}, adv. {Dow di*ness},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dowdily — See dowdy. * * * …   Universalium

  • dowdily — adverb In a dowdy manner …   Wiktionary

  • dowdily — dowd·i·ly …   English syllables

  • frumpily — adverb in a dowdy unfashionable manner she dresses dowdily • Syn: ↑dowdily, ↑frumpishly • Derived from adjective: ↑frumpish (for: ↑frumpishly), ↑frumpy, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • frumpishly — adverb in a dowdy unfashionable manner she dresses dowdily • Syn: ↑dowdily, ↑frumpily • Derived from adjective: ↑frumpish, ↑frumpy (for: ↑frumpily), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dowdy — I. noun (plural dowdies) Etymology: diminutive of dowd dowdy, from Middle English doude Date: 1581 archaic a dowdy woman II. adjective (dowdier; est) Date: 1676 1. no …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Big Bad Mouse — Infobox Play name = Big Bad Mouse image size = caption = Original 1967 London programme cover writer = Phillip King and Faulkland Carey chorus = characters = Mr Price Hargreaves (The Boss) Mr Bloome (his assistant) Miss Spencer (their secretary)… …   Wikipedia

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