blowsy

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blow·sy

 (blou′zē)
adj.
Variant of blowzy.

blowsy

(ˈblaʊzɪ) or

blowzy

adj, blowsier, blowsiest, blowzier or blowziest
1. (esp of a woman) untidy in appearance; slovenly or sluttish
2. (of a woman) ruddy in complexion; red-faced
[C18: from dialect blowze beggar girl, of unknown origin]
ˈblowsily, ˈblowzily adv
ˈblowsiness, ˈblowziness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.blowsy - characteristic of or befitting a slut or slattern; used especially of women
untidy - not neat and tidy; "careless and untidy in her personal habits"; "an untidy living room"; "untidy and casual about money"
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Maturity has already turned the corner towards blowsiness and the decline into winter is well on the way.
Everything will bow down soon enough, but now it's simple blowsiness and pride-- and the pewter sheet beyond the dunes, the big water that goes everywhere.