Definition of Dowdily

1. Adverb. In a dowdy unfashionable manner. "She dresses dowdily"

Exact synonyms: Frumpily, Frumpishly
Partainyms: Dowdy, Frumpy, Frumpish



Definition of Dowdily

1. Adverb. In a dowdy manner ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dowdily

1. dowdy [adv] - See also: dowdy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dowdily

dowagerism
dowagerlike
dowagers
dowagers' humps
dowar
dowars
dowd
dowdier
dowdies
dowdiest
dowdified
dowdifies
dowdify
dowdifying
dowdily (current term)
dowdiness
dowdinesses
dowds
dowdy
dowdyish
dowdyism
dowdyisms
dowed
dowel
dowel pin
doweled
doweling
dowelled
dowelling

Literary usage of Dowdily

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1. Travelling Sketches by Anthony Trollope (1866)
"If she is minded to end dowdily, she will begin dowdily. But the trouble of such continued care is too much for an English girl. ..."

2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1890)
"I remember when he came to us last year that I went down in company with others, I am afraid rather dowdily dressed, to meet him, and could not help looking ..."

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