frumpily


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frump

 (frŭmp)
n.
1. A girl or woman regarded as dull, plain, or unfashionable.
2. A person regarded as colorless and primly sedate.

[Possibly short for Middle English frumple, wrinkle, from Middle Dutch verrompelen, to wrinkle : ver-, completely; see per in Indo-European roots + rompelen, to wrinkle.]

frump′i·ly adv.
frump′i·ness n.
frump′y adj.
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Adv.1.frumpily - in a dowdy unfashionable manner; "she dresses dowdily"
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It's more efficient, better equipped, has a higher feeling of quality inside and out and is still just as practical as ever, without being frumpily box-shaped.
It's more ecient, better equipped, has a higher feeling of quality inside and out and is still just as practical as ever, without being frumpily box-shaped.
Does Arcangel's display only expose the museum to be even more frumpily obsolete?
A study found women dress more frumpily in their 20s in a bid to look older, while 50 and 60-year-olds wear fashionable gear aimed at those at least 20 years younger.
Plainly and frumpily dressed, Elizabeth appears alongside a monkey: a symbol of lust, but also alluding to the proverb that the higher one climbs the more one's backside is exposed.
However, she has also been accused of being "lamb dressed as mutton" and turning out too frumpily for a woman in her mid-20s.