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1. downy

adjective. ['ˈdaʊni'] covered with fine soft hairs or down.

Synonyms

  • hairy
  • pubescent
  • puberulent
  • hirsute
  • haired

Antonyms

  • unalarming
  • mature
  • softness
  • loud

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • down (English)
  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Downy

  • elgabrowny
  • gabrowny
  • clowney
  • brownie
  • townie
  • loughney
  • downie
  • downey
  • county

How do you pronounce downy?

Pronounce downy as ˈdaʊni.

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Sentences with downy


1. Noun, singular or mass
The first sign of a downy mildew infection in St. Augustine grass often goes unnoticed.

2. Adjective
This sunflower variety produces a thick stem covered with downy hairs.

3. Verb, past participle
Standing 1 foot high, this pea family perennial has downy, divided foliage.

Quotes about downy


1. He then put both hands on the door on either side of my head and leaned in close, pinning me against it. I trembled like a downy rabbit caught in the clutches of a wolf. The wolf came closer. He bent his head and began nuzzling my cheek. The problem was…I wanted the wolf to devour me.
- Colleen Houck, Tiger's Curse

2. downy

adjective. ['ˈdaʊni'] like down or as soft as down.

Synonyms

  • soft
  • fluffy
  • downlike

Antonyms

  • noisy
  • tough
  • coldhearted
  • inclement

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • down (English)
  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
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