frumpish frumpish


  • (adj) primly out of date



  1. She had been frumpish; she became stylish.
  2. Thomas Caldecot Chubb's somewhat frumpish but thoroughgoing biography should do a lot toward resurrecting him.
  3. A frumpish German princess with healthy bad manners, Caroline was at first misinformed into expecting a happy marriage with a handsome prince.


  • Winning images reveal the aesthetic side of UW science

    From the frumpish mug of an oyster toadfish to delicate crystalline “flowers” of cobalt pyrite, 12 winners of the 2014 University of Wisconsin-Madison Cool Science Image contest were announced today, Tuesday, March 24.
    on March 25, 2014     Source: University of Wisconsin - Madison

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