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Correct spelling:
dowdy
Definition:
Showing a vulgar taste in dress; awkward and slovenly in dress; vulgar- looking.

Synonyms:

adjective
all
dowdy.
bedraggled
muddied, wet, soiled, sodden.
frumpish
styleless.
fusty
fusty.
passe
passer.
poorly dressed; old-fashioned
archaic, outmoded, slovenly, tasteless, shabby, unstylish, dated, untidy, sloppy, wrinkled, outdated, plain, slatternly, dull, unseemly, frumpy, blowsy, antiquated, baggy, bygone, out-of-date, passé, moldy, drab, frowzy, old hat, scrubby, bedraggled, vintage, dingy, homely, stodgy, run-down, tacky, unkempt, unfashionable.
slovenly
slovenly, unfastidious, topsyturvy, down-at-the-heel, grody, down at the heel, unthorough.
unfashionable
drab, frumpy, frowzy, slovenly, unkempt, unfashionable, tacky.
noun
dowdy
frumpish, out of fashion, Baron Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding, unfashionable, styleless, unstylish, dowding, frumpy, Pandowdy, Hugh Dowding.
food
dowdy, Pandowdy.
frumpy
dull, tasteless, homely, untidy, baggy, shabby, plain, old fashioned.
old fashioned
out, Old World, low-tech, primitive, obsolete.
Examples of usage:
  1. " She is rather dowdy, and they live in such a funny way,- always in a mess. – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  2. But I do, and I still believe- simple though the belief may be- that the same Being, who gave life and motion to that little beetle which is now making its way to the highest pinnacle of my note- book, as proud as a boy with a new kite, to try its wings for the first time, tipped that ungrateful finch's feathers with crimson, white, and gold, in order to make him more attractive to his little dowdy thing of a wife, who has been so busy all the morning building her nest on the silver birch, and trying to find lichens to match the colour of the tree. – The Domestic Cat by Gordon Stables
  3. " I wish you had a white dress, too," observed Edna regretfully; for in her heart she thought Bessie's favorite gray gown very dowdy and Quakerish. – Our Bessie by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  4. And when you become beautiful it would not do for you to be seen with such a dowdy as I am. – The Curious Book of Birds by Abbie Farwell Brown

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