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frowsy

adjective
variants: or

frowzy

Synonyms and Antonyms of frowsy

  1. 1 lacking neatness in dress or person a frowsy family living in wretched poverty Synonyms blowsy (also blowzy), dowdy, sloppy (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 having an unpleasant smell the abandoned house was dank and frowsy and barely fit for human habitation Synonyms fetid, foul, frowsty [chiefly British], malodorous (or frowzy), funky, fusty, musty, noisome, rank, reeking, reeky, ripe, smelly, stenchy, stinking, stinky, strongRelated Words putrid, rancid, skunky, stale; bad, disgusting, offensive, repulsive, revolting, vile; decayed, decaying, decomposed, decomposing, rotted, rotten, rotting, spoiled, spoiling; dirty, filthy, nasty, noxious; odiferous, odoriferous, odorousNear Antonyms flowery, fruity, spicy, woodsyAntonyms ambrosial, aromatic, fragrant, perfumed, redolent, savory (also savoury), scented, sweet

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