dull; melancholy; dismal.
- dow·i·ly, adverb
- dow·i·ness, noun
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How to use dowie in a sentence
And, a competent person being needed to take charge of the linen, "dowie" would go to live under the same roof.
Robin's lonely little heart opened to her new nurse, who became in time her "dowie."
The Duchess asked me to see you personally and make sure that you do not miss dowie too much—that you are not lonely.
I have a quiet place in a remote part of Scotland where you can live with dowie to take care of you.
He didn't say it in so many words, of course, but as dowie listened it was exactly as if he said it in gentleman's language.