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Synonyms for dowdy
ˈdaʊ didowdy

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dowdy

    Synonyms:
    dirty, disorderly, negligent, rough, rude, slouchy, slovenly, soiled, uncared for, unkempt, untidy

    Antonyms:
    clean, cleanly, dapper, natty, neat, nice, orderly, prim, spruce, tidy, trim

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dowdy

    Synonyms:
    dull, shabby, common, plain, homely, dingy, scrubby

    Antonyms:
    stylish, dressy, gay, modish, gorgeous, dandified, tawdry

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Dowding, Hugh Dowding, Baron Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding, Dowdynoun

    British marshal of the RAF who commanded the British air defense forces that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain (1882-1970)

    Synonyms:
    pandowdy

    Antonyms:
    stylish, fashionable

  2. dowdy, pandowdyadjective

    deep-dish apple dessert covered with a rich crust

    Synonyms:
    pandowdy

    Antonyms:
    fashionable, stylish

  3. dowdyadjective

    lacking in smartness or taste

    "a dowdy grey outfit"; "a clean and sunny but completely dowdy room"

    Synonyms:
    frumpish, frumpy

    Antonyms:
    stylish, fashionable

  4. dowdy, frumpy, frumpishadjective

    primly out of date

    "nothing so frumpish as last year's gambling game"

    Synonyms:
    frumpish, frumpy

    Antonyms:
    fashionable, stylish

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dowdy

    Synonyms:
    a. slovenly (in dress), ill-dressed (applied to women)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dowdyadjective

    Synonyms:
    vulgar-looking, slovenly, untidy, slatternly, frowzy

    Antonyms:
    neat

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#736common
#3226plain
#4328dirty
#5548rough
#12199rude
#13293dull
#25249shabby
#25698negligent
#35691soiled
#39319disorderly
#50897homely
#58318dingy
#75681dowdy
#78819untidy
#92737unkempt
#109298scrubby
#142621frumpy
#148134slovenly
#199909slouchy

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