Blowsy vs Blowsiness - What's the difference?
As an adjective blowsy
is having a reddish, coarse complexion, especially with a pudgy face.
As a noun blowsiness is
the state or quality of being blowsy.
Having a reddish, coarse complexion, especially with a pudgy face.
* 1913 , , The Day of Days , ch. 13,
*:. . . a man of, say, well-preserved sixty, with a blowsy plump face and fat white side-whiskers.
(chiefly, of a woman) Slovenly or unkempt, in the manner of a beggar or slattern.
* 1813 , , Pride and Prejudice , ch. 8,
* 1921 , , The Path of the King , ch. 11,
- Her hair so untidy, so blowsy !
- He longed for the warmth and the smells of his favourite haunts—Gilpin's with oysters frizzling in a dozen pans, and noble odours stealing from the tap-room, the Green Man with its tripe-suppers, Wanless's Coffee House, noted for its cuts of beef and its white puddings. He would give much to be in a chair by one of those hearths and in the thick of that blowsy fragrance.
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* Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd ed., 1989.
The state or quality of being blowsy.