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  • adv. In a frumpy manner.

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

  • adv. in a dowdy unfashionable manner


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  • But even women in law firms aren't expected to "dress frumpily."

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  • Everywhere around all of them were children, something we should have more of at Western book expos, and then the frumpily dressed intellectuals of Egypt, in suits a size too big, a few years too old.

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  • The Whitney clan clustered around "Woman with Dog" -- a frumpily photo-realistic Duane Hanson sculpture.

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  • Anon - I hear you, but I don't think I was dressed frumpily.

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  • I was willing to bet she'd arrived in the minivan now sitting frumpily among the other vehicles pulled up to the wire strung between white posts to separate the gravel parking lot from the grass of the churchyard.

    Grave Surprise

  • Now when I think of the New Willard, I see frumpily dressed dowagers talking through their lorgnettes to moth-eaten senators.

    Vignettes of San Francisco

  • Under the proposed law, not only would she have to be more frumpily attired, she would also have to go for something far cheaper.

    The Guardian World News

  • In the YouTube video of that performance, you see a pretty, kittenish, frumpily dressed brunette, an alumna of the Convent of the Sacred Heart, a first-rate Manhattan private school, who was at that time enrolled in New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She sings with style and conviction but betrays few hints of the pop superstar she was soon to become-after "the transformation," as Gorka referred to it.

    The New Yorker

  • TV's delightful, insightful, frumpily-attired NFL analyst for three decades probably has earned the time off.

    American Chronicle

  • It was navy blue silk with small white flowers, little capped sleeves, a fitted bodice and it swirled narrowly rather than frumpily around my mid calves.

    The Guardian World News


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