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Synonyms for frowzy

smelling of mildew or decay

Synonyms for frowzy

negligent of neatness especially in dress and person

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A frowzy woman in a housecoat and boxer shorts opened the door.
As the audience enters the theater, we find a frowzy, gray-haired woman is already asleep in a La-Z-Boy recliner at the center of a small, cluttered living room set that adjoins a larger, empty stage area.
A modest, soft-spoken man whose office was a bit frowzy, Kamen interrupted our meeting to take a call from a client, Jack Lemmon.
Along the waterfront in Windsor, just across the river from Detroit, was a "huddle [of] frowzy little hotels and boarding houses which act as clearing houses for the smugglers," according to one journalist.
I followed the quartz lead until it revealed a soft, tube-shaped area 50 cm in diameter and completely filled with chlorite, partially altered frowzy actinolite, heavily included quartz, many crystal fragments, and many jackstraw epidote specimens from microcrystals to crystal clusters some 30 cm in diameter.
14) The 1871 reporter's jeremiad on Boston tenements is particularly revealing: "these same beastly abominations, these pestilent stench-holes, reeking with frowzy fluids .
When he visited Yosemite Valley, Ansel was often appalled by conditions: frowzy shops selling tourist trinkets, too many cars and people, livestock staked out or turned loose in the meadows, a noisy pool hall and bowling alley at Camp Curry, and a general air of disorder and sloppiness.
When it returned in the spring season, Agon looked cool and sleek instead of frowzy, with Peter Boal back from an injury, Maria Kowroski devouring the space about her, and Jock Soto flawlessly manipulating Wendy Whelan or Monique Meunier through the nail-puzzle intricacies of the pas de deux.
Now the Assembly to adjourn prepar'd, When Bibliopolo from behind appear'd, As well describ'd by th' old Satyrick Bard:] With leering Looks, Bullfac'd, and Freckled fair, With two left Legs, and Judas-colour'd Hair, With Frowzy Pores, that taint the ambient Air.
You're scared to your bones that your sad history will repeat itself, that he'll ditch you, that you'll get fat and frowzy again and feel worthless and totally unlovable.
Beyond was the frowzy brush island which was once the only protrusion.
Imagine to yourself a high exalted essence of mingled odours, arising from putrid gums, imposthumated lungs, sour flatulencies, rank armpits, sweating feet, running sores and issues, plasters, assafoetida drops, musk, hartshorn, and sal volatile; besides a thousand frowzy streams, which I could not analyse.
Doll Tearsheet, a frowzy companion of Sir John Falstaff.
His footage of the frowzy headed troubadour almost never came to light.
Winston buys the 'peculiarly beautiful book' with 'the smooth creamy paper', which is to serve as his diary, from what he thinks is 'a frowzy little junk-shop in a slummy quarter of the town'.