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(Dated) Ill- or bad-tempered.
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  1. Not fashionable
  2. Not in current fashion:
  3. Not socially approved:
Faded and dull in appearance.
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  1. Faded and dull in appearance.
  2. Of a light olive brown or khaki color.
  3. Dull or commonplace in character; dreary:
Disorderly and unorganized:
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  1. Disorderly and unorganized:
  2. Not neat and tidy; sloppy.
  3. Not tidy; not neat or in good order; slovenly; messy
Marked by negligence; careless or slipshod:
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  1. Marked by negligence; careless or slipshod:
  2. Untidy, as in dress or appearance.
  3. Careless in appearance, habits, work, etc.; untidy; slipshod
Having an unpleasant smell; musty.
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  1. Having an unpleasant smell; musty.
  2. Dirty and untidy; slovenly; unkempt
  3. Alternative spelling of frowsy
Lacking style or good taste; tawdry:
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  1. Lacking style or good taste; tawdry:
  2. Of a substance, slightly sticky.
  3. Dowdy or shabby, as in dress or appearance
Showing much wear; ragged; threadbare
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  1. Showing much wear; ragged; threadbare
  2. Showing signs of wear and tear; threadbare or worn-out:
  3. Dilapidated or deteriorated in condition, especially through neglect; seedy:
Not elegant or polished; crude
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  1. Not elegant or polished; crude
  2. Characteristic of or suitable for home or home life; simple and unpretentious or plain and everyday
  3. Of a simple or unpretentious nature; plain:
Marked by little or no ornamentation or decoration:
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  1. Marked by little or no ornamentation or decoration:
  2. Straightforward; frank or candid:
  3. Sheer; utter; unqualified:
Suited to or favoring the styles, methods, manners, or ideas of past times; esp., out-of-date; antiquated; outmoded
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  1. Suited to or favoring the styles, methods, manners, or ideas of past times; esp., out-of-date; antiquated; outmoded
  2. Attached to or favoring methods, ideas, or customs of an earlier time:
  3. Of a style or method formerly in vogue; outdated.
Not tidy or neat; messy
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  1. Not tidy or neat; messy
  2. Disorderly or untidy in appearance:
  3. Not polished or refined; crude; rough
Of clothing, very loose-fitting, so as to hang away from the body.
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  1. Of clothing, very loose-fitting, so as to hang away from the body.
  2. Bulging or hanging loosely:
  3. Puffed out in a baglike way
Dull; uninteresting
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  1. Dull; uninteresting
  2. Lacking good taste or showing poor taste
  3. Without taste or flavor; flat; insipid
Prim and sedate.
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  1. Prim and sedate.
  2. Dull or plain.
  3. Poorly dressed; wearing drab, lifeless, ill-fitting clothing. More typically used to describe women than men.
Slightly adhesive or gummy to the touch; sticky.
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  1. Slightly adhesive or gummy to the touch; sticky.
  2. Lacking style or good taste; tawdry:
  3. Distasteful or offensive; tasteless:
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  1. Aged
  2. No longer used or useful; obsolete, old-fashioned, out-of-date, etc.
  3. Very old; aged:
Of, or in the style of, a former period
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  1. Of, or in the style of, a former period
  2. Belonging to, made in, or typical of an earlier period:
  3. Of ancient times; ancient; old
Relating to or being an early form of Homo sapiens or a closely related species, such as Neanderthal, that is anatomically distinct from modern humans.
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  1. Relating to or being an early form of Homo sapiens or a closely related species, such as Neanderthal, that is anatomically distinct from modern humans.
  2. Relating to, being, or characteristic of words and language that were once in regular use but are now relatively rare and suggestive of an earlier style or period.
  3. Belonging to an earlier period; ancient
Gone by; past:
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  1. Gone by; past:
  2. Having been or happened in the far past.
  3. That has or have gone by; past; former
Marked with or displaying a date.
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  1. Marked with or displaying a date.
  2. Out-of-date or old-fashioned
  3. Marked with a date
Smelling of mildew or decay; musty.
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  1. Smelling of mildew or decay; musty.
  2. Not up-to-date; old-fashioned; conservative
  3. Old-fashioned; antique.
Made long ago; in existence for many years:
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  1. Made long ago; in existence for many years:
  2. Belonging to or being of an earlier time:
  3. Having or exhibiting the physical characteristics of age:
Of a style or method formerly in vogue; outdated.
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  1. Of a style or method formerly in vogue; outdated.
  2. Attached to or favoring methods, ideas, or customs of an earlier time:
  3. Suited to or favoring the styles, methods, manners, or ideas of past times; esp., out-of-date; antiquated; outmoded
Of long standing or experience
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  1. Of long standing or experience
  2. From or reminiscent of an earlier time or era; old-fashioned.
  3. Of, like, or characteristic of past times
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  1. Out of date, old-fashioned, antiquated.
  2. Out of date; not the latest one.
  3. No longer current or popular; behind the times; antiquated
Not in fashion; unfashionable:
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  1. Not in fashion; unfashionable:
  2. No longer usable or practical; obsolete:
  3. No longer in fashion or accepted; obsolete
Alternative form of out of date.
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  1. Alternative form of out of date.
  2. (Idiomatic) Not conforming to the current fashion or style; old-fashioned.
  3. (Idiomatic) Too old to be used; not current; invalid; outmoded.
Of or produced in a particular vintage
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  1. Of or produced in a particular vintage
  2. Representative of or dating from a particular period of the past
  3. Old or outmoded.
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