adjective see frowsy

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  • Frowzy — Frow zy, a. [See {Frouzy}.] Slovenly; unkempt; untidy; frouzy. With head all frowzy. Spenser. [1913 Webster] The frowzy soldiers wives hanging out clothes. W. D. Howells. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frowzy — also frowsy, 1680s, possibly related to dialectal FROWSTY (Cf. frowsty) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • frowzy — blowsy, *slatternly, dowdy Analogous words: slovenly, unkempt, disheveled, sloppy, *slipshod: squalid, *dirty, filthy: *negligent, neglectful, lax, slack, remiss Antonyms: trim: smart Contrasted words: *neat …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • frowzy — (also frowsy) ► ADJECTIVE (frowzier, frowziest) ▪ scruffy, dingy, and neglected in appearance. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • frowzy — [frou′zē] adj. frowzier, frowziest [< ?] 1. Rare bad smelling; musty 2. dirty and untidy; slovenly; unkempt: Also sp. frowsy frowzily adv. frowziness n …   English World dictionary

  • frowzy — also frowsty BrE adjective 1 someone who is frowzy is not very clean or tidy and smells bad: a frowzy old woman who kept cats 2 a house or room that is frowzy has no fresh air in it and smells bad: The air in the room had become stale and frowzy …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • frowzy — frowz|y [ frauzi ] adjective AMERICAN 1. ) a frowzy person has a messy or dirty appearance 2. ) a frowzy room has an unpleasant smell because it does not have fresh air in it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • frowzy — frowzily, adv. frowziness, n. /frow zee/, adj., frowzier, frowziest. 1. dirty and untidy; slovenly. 2. ill smelling; musty. Also, frouzy. [1675 85; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • frowzy — adjective /ˈfɹaʊzi/ Alternative spelling of frowsy …   Wiktionary

  • frowzy — Synonyms and related words: bad, bad smelling, beat up, bedraggled, blasted, blighted, blown, blowzy, careless, chintzy, despoiled, dilapidated, drabbletailed, draggled, draggletailed, fecal, fetid, flyblown, foul, frowsty, frowsy, frowy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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