Word forms: downier
1. graded adjective & adjective [usu ADJ n]
Something that is downy is filled or covered with small soft feathers. ⇒ ...the warm downy quilt. ⇒ ...the white downy bodies of two chicks.
2. graded adjective & adjective
Something that is downy is covered with very fine hairs. ⇒ ...tiny toes and fingers, his downy head and beautiful skin. ⇒ ...leaves that are often downy underneath.
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