blowsy

[blou-zee]
adjective, blowsier, blowsiest.

blowsily, adverb
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blowsy or blowzy (ˈblaʊzɪ)
 
adj , blowsier, blowsiest, blowzier, blowziest
1.  (esp of a woman) untidy in appearance; slovenly or sluttish
2.  (of a woman) ruddy in complexion; red-faced
 
[C18: from dialect blowze beggar girl, of unknown origin]
 
blowzy or blowzy
 
adj
 
[C18: from dialect blowze beggar girl, of unknown origin]
 
'blowsily or blowzy
 
adv
 
'blowzily or blowzy
 
adv
 
'blowsiness or blowzy
 
n
 
'blowziness or blowzy
 
n

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The reader is constantly cued to perceive her as blowsy and imperfect, but compensatingly vital and full of feeling.
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