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English definition of “dowdy”

dowdy

adjective uk   /ˈdaʊ.di/ disapproving us  
(especially of clothes or the person wearing them) not attractive or fashionable: a dowdy skirt She looked dowdy and plain.Not attractive to look atSerious and unpleasant
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