frowsy


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Related to frowsy: reproachfully, placating

frow·zy

also frow·sy  (frou′zē)
adj. frow·zi·er, frow·zi·est also frow·si·er or frow·si·est
1. Unkempt; slovenly: frowzy clothes; a frowzy professor.
2. Having an unpleasant smell; musty.

[Origin unknown.]

frow′zi·ness n.

frowz•y

(ˈfraʊ zi)

adj. frowz•i•er, frowz•i•est.
1. dirty and untidy; slovenly.
2. ill-smelling; musty.
[1675–85]
frowz′i•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.frowsy - negligent of neatness especially in dress and person; habitually dirty and unkempt; "filled the door with her frowzy bulk"; "frowzy white hair"; "slovenly appearance"
untidy - not neat and tidy; "careless and untidy in her personal habits"; "an untidy living room"; "untidy and casual about money"

frowzy

also frowsy
adjective
Smelling of mildew or decay:
Translations

frowsy

frowzy [ˈfraʊzɪ] ADJ (= dirty) → sucio; (= untidy) → desaliñado; (= smelly) → fétido, maloliente; (= neglected) → descuidado

frowsy

, frowzy
adj (+er) (= unkempt)schlampig, schlud(e)rig

frowsy

frowzy [ˈfraʊzɪ] adj (person, clothes) → trasandato/a, sciatto/a; (room) → che puzza di chiuso
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A submissive orchestra dictated to by a spectacled man with frowsy hair and a dress suit, industriously followed the bobs of his head and the waves of his baton.
And so I am but bones, now, with a rough and frowsy skin humped and cornered upon my shrunken body - that skin which was once so glossy, that skin which she loved to stroke with her hand.
The young man lifted it, placed it over the frowsy face and moved one of the grotesquely relaxed limbs into a more comfortable position.
What was once a smooth-shaven lawn before the house, dotted here and there with ornamental shrubs, was now covered with frowsy tangled grass, with horseposts set up, here and there, in it, where the turf was stamped away, and the ground littered with broken pails, cobs of corn, and other slovenly remains.
A strapping, ruddy girl was beating flax or some such stuff in a little bit of a good-box of a barn, and she swung her flail with a will--if it was a flail; I was not farmer enough to know what she was at; a frowsy, barelegged girl was herding half a dozen geese with a stick--driving them along the lane and keeping them out of the dwellings; a cooper was at work in a shop which I know he did not make so large a thing as a hogshead in, for there was not room.
He found himself jostled among a crowd of people, chiefly women, who were huddled together in a dirty frowsy room, at the upper end of which was a raised platform railed off from the rest, with a dock for the prisoners on the left hand against the wall, a box for the witnesses in the middle, and a desk for the magistrates on the right; the awful locality last named, being screened off by a partition which concealed the bench from the common gaze, and left the vulgar to imagine (if they could) the full majesty of justice.
I always did think those frowsy, romantic, unwashed peasant girls I had read so much about in poetry were a glaring fraud.
All these were blotted out by a grotesque and terrible nightmare brood - frowsy, shuffling creatures from the pavements of Whitechapel, gin-bloated hags of the stews, and all the vast hell's following of harpies, vile-mouthed and filthy, that under the guise of monstrous female form prey upon sailors, the scrapings of the ports, the scum and slime of the human pit.
With that the doctor took a comb from the chimney-piece and stuck his hair upright--which appeared to be his way of washing himself-- produced a professional chest or case, of most abject appearance, from the cupboard where his cup and saucer and coals were, settled his chin in the frowsy wrapper round his neck, and became a ghastly medical scarecrow.
The neighbouring houses are too near to admit of their seeing any sky without craning their necks and looking up, but lights in frowsy windows here and there, and the rolling of distant carriages, and the new expression that there is of the stir of men, they find to be comfortable.
With a frowsy head the Chevalier de Valois could no longer be said to exist
The A3's strong suit is its sexier exterior styling, but that doesn't mean the Golf is frowsy -- particularly in terms of its handsome interior design and high-end amenities, which include a glass (not plastic) faced 8-inch Composition Media touch screen in the SE trims, as well as standard rain-sensing wipers in both trims.