frowsy

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frowsy (comparative frowsier, superlative frowsiest)

  1. Having a dingy, neglected, and scruffy appearance.
    • 1949, George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, p. 9
      He had seen it lying in the window of a frowsy little junk-shop in a slummy quarter of the town (just what quarter he did not now remember) and had been stricken immediately by an overwhelming desire to possess it.

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