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Definition of "dowdiness" [dowdiness]

  • The characteristic of being dowdy; frumpiness; plainness. (noun)

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Use "dowdiness" in a sentence
  • "Nor is there the slightest need that this kind of dressing involve "dowdiness," or "slouchiness," a characteristic abhorrent to every true woman."
  • "Miss Savage, he says, was short, fat, had hip disease, and “that kind of dowdiness which I used to associate with ladies who had been at school with my mother."
  • "Susan Boyle lives with her cat, is unemployed, a church volunteer, has a high dowdiness quotient, no hairdo except gray and wild."