Definition of dowdy
- a dowdy old hat
- a dowdy room
- a dowdy institution
She played a dowdy old woman in the film.
the dowdy, beat-up furniture at the cheap motel
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: having a dull or uninteresting appearance : not attractive or stylish
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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