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Synonyms for dowdily

in a dowdy unfashionable manner

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I SAW the Fakenham incident replayed on Channel 4 and thought that, for once, Johnny Francome was being a bit severe on the jockeys, who were on a tight track, driving their horses neck and neck, with a flagman very close to the bend, dowdily attired and not centrally placed.
Douglas Dowdily, senior vice president, nonwovens, will be appointed to the newly created role of senior vice president, specialty fibers.
The vehicle: a 10-part series of 30-second vignettes featuring a subdued, furrowed-brow Jackson, dressed almost dowdily in conservative black, speaking directly to cable viewers about dignified African-American personages ranging from Sidney Poitier and Harriet Tubman to Marion Anderson and Paul Robeson.
He also forced her to dress dowdily because he was jealous of other men' attention.
She was aged about 18 and dressed dowdily in a long black coat.
lovely in her velvet cloche hats and well-tailored dresses" in Waters' early childhood to a dowdily dressed, heavy figure, "an angry, moody woman, who suffered from migraines and made us dread coming home from school" in her teen years.
I'll be with some friends and then we're having a bit of a rowdily dowdily just to celebrate," he said.
She was about my own age, but small and rather dowdily dressed, presumably because she had neither the wish nor the ability to make the most of herself" [19].
They also feature Dreier herself, a stocky and dowdily dressed matron, posing in an elevator whose exterior the perennially waiflike and handsome Duchamp had painted--in an extraordinary and presumably ironic display of decorative sensibility--with a pattern of vine leaves to match the surrounding wallpaper.