frowzy

  • 1Frowzy — 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

  • 2frowzy — also frowsy, 1680s, possibly related to dialectal FROWSTY (Cf. frowsty) (q.v.) …

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  • 3frowzy — 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

  • 4frowzy — (also frowsy) ► ADJECTIVE (frowzier, frowziest) ▪ scruffy, dingy, and neglected in appearance. ORIGIN of unknown origin …

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  • 5frowzy — [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

  • 6frowzy — 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

  • 7frowzy — 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

  • 8frowzy — adjective see frowsy …

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  • 9frowzy — frowzily, adv. frowziness, n. /frow zee/, adj., frowzier, frowziest. 1. dirty and untidy; slovenly. 2. ill smelling; musty. Also, frouzy. [1675 85; orig. uncert.] * * * …

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  • 10frowzy — adjective /ˈfɹaʊzi/ Alternative spelling of frowsy …

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  • 11frowzy — 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,… …

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  • 12frowzy — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. slovenly, untidy, unkempt, slatternly; see dirty 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) also frowsy adjective Smelling of mildew or decay: fusty, moldy, musty, putrid, rancid, rank2, rotten. See SMELLS …

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  • 13frowzy — frowz·y || fraÊŠzɪ adj. musty, fusty; slovenly, slatternly; unkempt …

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  • 14frowzy — [ fraʊzi] (also frowsy) adjective (frowzier, frowziest) scruffy, dingy, and neglected in appearance. Derivatives frowziness noun Origin C17 (orig. dialect): of unknown origin …

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  • 15frowzy — a. [Written also Frouzy and Frowsy.] 1. Fetid, rank, noisome, stinking, offensive, illscented, strong smelling. 2. Rough and tangled (as the hair). 3. Disordered, disorderly, slovenly, slatternly, dowdy …

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  • 16frowzy — adj 1. slovenly, slatternly, sluttish, dirty, shabby; blowzy, frumpish, unkempt, untidy, draggle tailed, Inf. sloppy. 2. ill smelling, musty, moldy, mildewy, fusty, stale, stuffy, Brit. Inf. frowsty …

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  • 17frowzy — frow·zy …

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  • 18frowzy — frowz•y [[t]ˈfraʊ zi[/t]] adj. frowz•i•er, frowz•i•est 1) dirty and untidy; slovenly 2) ill smelling; musty • Etymology: 1675–85 frowz′i•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19frowzy — /ˈfraʊzi / (say frowzee) adjective (frowzier, frowziest) 1. dirty and untidy; slovenly. 2. ill smelling; musty. Also, frowsy, frouzy. {related to frowsty} –frowzily, adverb –frowziness, noun …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 20frowzy — adj. (also frowsy) ( ier, iest) 1 fusty, musty, ill smelling, close. 2 slatternly, unkempt, dingy. Derivatives: frowziness n. Etymology: 17th c.: orig. unkn.: cf. earlier frowy …

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