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Definition 1: deep-dish apple dessert covered with a rich crust - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for dowdy in the sense of this definition

(dowdy is a kind of ...) any of various baked foods made of dough or batter

Definition 2: British marshal of the RAF who commanded the British air defense forces that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain (1882-1970) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for dowdy in the sense of this definition

(dowdy is an instance of ...) a general officer of the highest rank

(dowdy is an instance of ...) (in some countries) a military officer of highest rank

Definition 3: lacking in smartness or taste - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dowdy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dowdy grey outfit
  • a clean and sunny but completely dowdy room

(dowdy is similar to ...) lacking in style or elegance

"a styleless way of dressing" "expensive but styleless country tweeds" "wearing unstylish clothes"

Definition 4: primly out of date - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dowdy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • nothing so frumpish as last year's gambling game

Synonyms for dowdy in the sense of this definition

(dowdy is similar to ...) not in accord with or not following current fashion

"unfashionable clothes" "melodrama of a now unfashionable kind"

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