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quite outmoded or unfashionable

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British marshal of the RAF who commanded the British air defense forces that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain (1882-1970)

deep-dish apple dessert covered with a rich crust

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lacking in smartness or taste

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primly out of date

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In the same way, dowdier districts of the East End will be transformed into an Olympic village of 4,000 new homes, with a state of the art stadium.
Houlihan, looking much older and dowdier than in her internet photo, appeared and spoke.
The hedgehog, on the other hand, is a dowdier creature, looking like a genetic mix-up between a porcupine and a small armadillo.
The fact that the corporate video package of blonde Helen's successful narrative is sold as a romantic-comedy (as opposed to, as David Bordwell notes, (17) the melodrama of the dowdier story of brunette Helen) only serves to make it all the more seductive.
And, from a very different universe, here she is on the dowdier domestic product Barbara Pym, like Lopokova only in her ability to "guard against sentimentality:'
We also know that Prague's actions take place not in that glamorous, culture-laden Czechoslovakian capital city ("That's where real life is going on right now," a Phillips character gushes), but in the dowdier metropolis of Budapest ("a god-forsaken paprika-stained Austrian test market").
LOS ANGELES has long been a city full of beautiful people but now a new disorder has been diagnosed which affects dowdier travellers arriving in the city.
The female is dowdier by comparison - with a plain brown head and grey body.
What future for the dowdier royals in this brave new world of celebrity and class mobility?
I worked all that summer exercising the Morrisonian whippets while Sir Ken devoted his energies to perfecting the merchandising skills that would in time transform a dowdy Bradford pie stall into an even dowdier national pie retailer.
A flash of a British pop star years ago -- the film is initially presented in one of those mock doc "Behind the Music" formats, though that gets forgotten most of the time -- he's reduced to writing dumb advertising jingles in New York and constantly listening to the complaints of longtime girlfriend Dora (Gwyneth Paltrow, playing right into the cliche of being dowdier as a brunette).
Unusually for birds, the male looks after nesting duties, so tends to have dowdier plumage than the splendid grey, white and chestnut vision in the shallows in front of me.
Moreover, the fact that Hollywood has turned overtly corporate over the last 30 years helps explain the dowdier atmosphere, too.
Jan (Barlow) is the dowdier of the two with Reid as tartier Agnes and they share a routine of regular tea breaks, gossip and friendly nagging.