frumpish

adjective
frump·​ish | \ ˈfrəm-pish How to pronounce frumpish (audio) \

Definition of frumpish

: dowdy, drab

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In short, the frumpish foursome were suggesting that holders of the top judicial office, current and former, tried to influence justice by shunting cases towards particular judges. The Economist, "Bench pressJudges on India’s supreme court accuse the chief justice of bias," 18 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of frumpish

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

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