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dowdy

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of dowdy

  1. 1 lacking neatness in dress or person <a dowdy old matron> Synonyms blowsy (also blowzy), sloppy, frowsy (or frowzy), slobbish, slobby, sloven, slovenly, unkempt, untidyRelated Words slatternly; chaotic, cluttered, confused, disarranged, disheveled (or dishevelled), disordered, messed, messy, muddled, mussed, mussy, rumpled, shaggy, uncombed, wrinkled; shabby, sleazy; besmirched, blackened, dingy, dirty, filthy, foul, grimy, grubby, grungy, mucky, nasty, scroungy, scuzzy [slang], soiled, spotted, squalid, stained, sullied, unclean, uncleanlyNear Antonyms chic, fashionable, modish, stylish; combed, groomed; neat, ordered, orderly, tidy; careful, fastidious, fussy, meticulous; clean, cleaned, cleanly, immaculate, sparkling, spotless, stainless, unsoiled, unsulliedAntonyms dapper, dashing, dolled up, sharp, smart, spruce

  2. 2 marked by an obvious lack of style or good taste <the dowdy, beat-up furniture at the cheap motel> Synonyms cheesy, {h,1}tacky, inelegant, styleless, tasteless, ticky-tacky (also ticky-tack), trashy, unfashionable, unstylishRelated Words graceless, inappropriate, incorrect, unbecoming, unseemly, unsuitable, wrong; outmoded, out-of-date, passé; coarse, crude, unrefined, vulgar; cheap, common, inferior, junky, lousy, low-grade, second-rate, shoddy, sleazy, tawdry; flashy, garish, gaudy, glitzy, grotesque, kitsch, kitschy, loud, ostentatious, overdone, showy, splashyNear Antonyms appropriate, becoming, correct, fitting, proper, right, seemly, suitable; conservative, genteel, handsome, neat, quiet, refined, restrained, simple, understated; contemporary, modern, up-to-date; à la mode (also a la mode), happening, in, modish, swank (or swanky)Antonyms chic, classic, classy, elegant, exquisite, fashionable, fine, posh, ritzy, smart, sophisticated, stylish, tasteful




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