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1‘a frowzy old biddy’
scruffy, unkempt, untidy, sloppy, messy, dishevelled, slovenly, slatternly, bedraggled, down at heel, ill-dressed, badly dressed, dowdy
North American informal raggedy
2‘the frowzy room above the saloon’
dingy, gloomy, dull, drab, dark, badly lit, poorly lit, dim
stuffy, close, musty, stale, stagnant, stifling, suffocating, unfresh
shabby, seedy, run down, tacky
British frowsty, fuggy
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