or donsy adjective Etymology: Scottish Gaelic donas evil, harm + English -ie Date: 1720 1. dialect British unlucky 2. Scottish a. restive b. saucy 3. chiefly northern Midland slightly ill

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  • donsie — /don see, dawn /, adj. 1. Midland U.S. somewhat sick, weak, or lacking in vitality; not completely well. 2. Scot. unfortunate; ill fated; unlucky. 3. Brit. Dial. fastidious; neat; tidy. Also, donsy. [1710 20; < ScotGael donas harm, ill + IE] * *… …   Universalium

  • donsie — don·sie …   English syllables

  • donsie — …   Useful english dictionary

  • donsy — adjective see donsie …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dauncy — /dawn see, dahn /, adj. donsie. * * * …   Universalium

  • sonsy — /son see/, adj., sonsier, sonsiest. Scot. and North Eng., Irish Eng. 1. strong and healthy; robust. 2. agreeable; good natured. Also, sauncy, sonsie. [1525 35; sonse prosperity, good fortune (ME (Scots) < ScotGael sonas, MIr sonus, deriv. of sona …   Universalium

  • badly off — Synonyms and related words: depressed, dire, distressed, donsie, doomful, down to bedrock, embarrassed, evil starred, fatal, feeling the pinch, fortuneless, funest, hapless, hard up, ill off, ill starred, impecunious, in Queer Street, in adverse… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • depressed — Synonyms and related words: alveolar, alveolate, anguished, anxious, bad, badly off, blue, bored, bowed down, cast down, cheerless, couchant, crouched, dashed, debased, dejected, dented, deprived, despairing, despondent, desponding, dimpled, dire …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dire — Synonyms and related words: abominable, apocalyptic, appalling, arrant, astounding, atrocious, awe inspiring, awesome, awful, bad, badly off, baleful, baneful, base, beastly, beneath contempt, black, blameworthy, bodeful, boding, brutal, burning …   Moby Thesaurus

  • doomful — Synonyms and related words: apocalyptic, bad, badly off, baleful, baneful, black, bodeful, boding, calamitous, cataclysmal, cataclysmic, catastrophic, consuming, consumptive, dark, deadly, demolishing, demolitionary, depredatory, depressed,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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