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dust·y

 (dŭs′tē)
adj. dust·i·er, dust·i·est
1. Covered or filled with dust.
2. Consisting of or resembling dust; powdery.
3. Tinged with gray.
4. Timeworn; stale: the dusty precepts of a bygone era.

dust′i·ly adv.
dust′i·ness n.

dusty

(ˈdʌstɪ)
adj, dustier or dustiest
1. covered with or involving dust
2. like dust in appearance or colour
3. (Colours) (of a colour) tinged with grey; pale: dusty pink.
4. a dusty answer an unhelpful or bad-tempered reply
5. not so dusty informal not too bad; fairly well: often in response to the greeting how are you?
ˈdustily adv
ˈdustiness n

dust•y

(ˈdʌs ti)

adj. dust•i•er, dust•i•est.
1. filled, covered, or clouded with or as if with dust.
2. powdery.
3. of the color of dust; of grayish cast.
[1175–1225]
dust′i•ly, adv.
dust′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dusty - covered with a layer of dust; "a dusty pile of books"
covered - overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form; "women with covered faces"; "covered wagons"; "a covered balcony"
2.dusty - lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new; "moth-eaten theories about race"; "stale news"
unoriginal - not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual; "the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations"; "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"- Gwethalyn Graham

dusty

adjective
1. dirty, grubby, unclean, unswept, undusted The books looked dusty and unused.
2. powdery, sandy, chalky, crumbly, granular, friable Inside the box was only a dusty substance.

dusty

adjective
Consisting of small particles:
Translations
مُغَبَّرمُغْبَر
zaprášený
støvet
pölyinen
prašnjav
porosporszerűszürke
rykugur
ほこりっぽい
먼지투성이의
zaprášený
prašen
dammig
ซึ่งปกคลุมไปด้วยฝุ่น
tozlutoz gibitoz içinde
đầy bụi

dusty

[ˈdʌstɪ] ADJ (dustier (compar) (dustiest (superl)))
1. (= covered in dust) [town, ground, track, atmosphere] → polvoriento; [furniture, book, car] → cubierto de polvo
to get dusty [table, book] → cubrirse de polvo; [room, house] → llenarse de polvo
2. (= greyish) → grisáceo
dusty blueazul m grisáceo
dusty pinkrosa m grisáceo, rosa m viejo
3. (Brit) a dusty answer or replyuna respuesta evasiva
"how are you?" - "not so dusty or not too dusty, thanks"-¿cómo estás? -no mal del todo, gracias

dusty

[ˈdʌsti] adj [furniture, room, road, car] → poussiéreux/euse

dusty

adj (+er)
(= full of dust, covered in dust)staubig; furniture, book, photographverstaubt
colourschmutzig; dusty reds and brownsschmutzige Rot- und Brauntöne; dusty bluegraublau; dusty pinkaltrosa
(inf) answerschroff
not too or so dusty (inf)gar nicht so übel (inf)

dusty

[ˈdʌstɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → polveroso/a
to get dusty → impolverarsi

dust

(dast) noun
1. fine grains of earth, sand etc. The furniture was covered in dust.
2. anything in the form of fine powder. gold-dust; sawdust.
verb
to free (furniture etc) from dust. She dusts (the house) once a week.
ˈduster noun
a cloth for removing dust.
ˈdusty adjective
a dusty floor.
ˈdustiness noun
dustbin (ˈdasbin) noun
(American ˈgarbage-can or ˈtrash-can) a container for household rubbish.
dust-jacket (ˈdasdʒӕkit) noun
the loose paper cover of a book.
dustman (ˈdasmən) noun
a person employed to remove household rubbish.
dustpan (ˈdaspӕn) noun
a type of flat container with a handle, used for holding dust swept from the floor.
ˈdust-up noun
a quarrel. There was a bit of a dust-up between the two men.
dust down
to remove the dust from with a brushing action. She picked herself up and dusted herself down.
throw dust in someone's eyes
to try to deceive someone.

dusty

مُغَبَّر zaprášený støvet staubig σκονισμένος polvoriento pölyinen poussiéreux prašnjav polveroso ほこりっぽい 먼지투성이의 stoffig støvet zakurzony empoeirado пыльный dammig ซึ่งปกคลุมไปด้วยฝุ่น tozlu đầy bụi 有灰尘的
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The dim, dusty room, with the busts staring down from the tall bookcases, the cozy chairs, the globes, and best of all, the wilderness of books in which she could wander where she liked, made the library a region of bliss to her.
Farmers coming into town by a dusty road from the south passed by a grove of walnut trees, skirted the Fair Ground with its high board fence covered with advertisements, and trotted their horses down through the valley past the Richmond place into town.
The burrow sloped into the ground at a gentle angle, so that we could see where the two corridors united, and the floor was dusty from use, like a little highway over which much travel went.
It is true there were short and fleeting moments, when the fiery eyes of Magua were seen glittering, like the fabled organs of the basilisk through the dusty wreath by which he was enveloped, and he read by those short and deadly glances the fate of the combat in the presence of his enemies; ere, however, any hostile hand could descend on his devoted head, its place was filled by the scowling visage of Chingachgook.
Conspicuous among the dusty passengers, the two pretty and youthful faces of the daughters of Philip Carr, mining superintendent and engineer, looked from the windows with no little anxiety towards their future home in the straggling settlement below, that occasionally came in view at the turns of the long zigzagging road.
So--with many a cold, deep heart-quake at the idea of at last coming into sordid contact with the world, from which she had so long kept aloof, while every added day of seclusion had rolled another stone against the cavern door of her hermitage--the poor thing bethought herself of the ancient shop-window, the rusty scales, and dusty till.
On one side stood a long, low, shelf-like table covered with cracked glass cases, filled with dusty rarities gathered from this wide world's remotest nooks.
Jeweled images are made of him, sensual priests burn incense to him, and modern pirates of industry bring their dollars, wrung from the toil of helpless women and children, and build temples to him, and sit in cushioned seats and listen to his teachings expounded by doctors of dusty divinity--"
Tom and Haley rattled on along the dusty road, whirling past every old familiar spot, until the bounds of the estate were fairly passed, and they found themselves out on the open pike.
When I go into their wardrobes and handle their vestments, I am reminded of no grassy plains and flowery meads which they have frequented, but of dusty merchants' exchanges and libraries rather.
How it contrasts with hot and perspiring pedestrianism, and dusty and deafening railroad rush, and tedious jolting behind tired horses over blinding white roads!
And every second or two there'd come a glare that lit up the white-caps for a half a mile around, and you'd see the islands looking dusty through the rain, and the trees thrashing around in the wind; then comes a H-WHACK