Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Rumpled; tousled; disheveled; frowzy.
- adj. in disarray; extremely disorderly
“He answered the door looking squinty and frowzled, like we'd woken him up from a nap.”
“It was an imperious demand, that every one in the Dering household had become used to, likewise, to the speaker, a mite of humanity, with wicked big blue eyes, a pug nose, and a frowzled head of brown curls.”
“I should think they would, and you look dreadfully frowzled," said Bea, smoothing down her own dress, with an air of self-approval.”
“It was Jud Carpenter standing over her and pointing to where a frowzled broken thread was tangling itself around a separator.”
“They entered a small stifling room where were a stove, two kitchen chairs and three frowzled beds in corners.”
“The little things run and keep step with the older men and women; their shaggy, frowzled heads are bent, their hands protrude pitifully from their sleeves; they are barefooted, bareheaded.”
“They were heavy-eyed, leering cubs, their hats were tipped back, and frowzled fore-tops stuck out over their pimply faces -- types of youths whom modest girls avoid hurriedly by detours.”
“He saw a vehement young man, powdersmeared and frowzled, whom he knew to be him.”
“He saw a vehement young man, powder-smeared and frowzled, whom he knew to be him.”
“Vesty had been soothing her face in the baby's frowzled hair.”
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