from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The characteristic of being dowdy; frumpiness; plainness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being dowdy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. having a drab or dowdy quality; lacking stylishness or elegance


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