or frous·y

[ frou-zee ]

adjective,frows·i·er, frows·i·est.

Other words from frowsy

  • frows·i·ly, adverb
  • frows·i·ness, noun

Words Nearby frowsy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use frowsy in a sentence

  • But only she can provide the meaningful interruption into the frowsy narrative that has built around her.

  • It reeked with stale tobacco-smoke, the smell of cookery, and the odors of frowsy clothes.

    The Gold Trail | Harold Bindloss
  • He had a most amiable feeling towards it, were it ever so frowsy and undersized and sallow.

    Mary Gray | Katharine Tynan
  • She had let fall a bunch of flowers from her frowsy dress upon the pulpit desk and had left them there.

    A Sheaf of Corn | Mary E. Mann
  • Anywhere else must be less dusty and frowsy and empty than here.

    Rough-Hewn | Dorothy Canfield
  • There was no attempt at smartness in their attire; they were dowdy and frowsy, and even the young faces were old.

    The Californians | Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton