fusty(redirected from fustiest)
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adj. fus·ti·er, fus·ti·est
1. Smelling of mildew or decay; musty.
2. Old-fashioned; antique.
[Middle English, from Old French fust, piece of wood, wine cask, from Latin fūstis, stick, club, of unknown origin.]
adj, -tier or -tiest
1. smelling of damp or mould; musty
2. old-fashioned in attitude
[C14: from fust wine cask, from Old French: cask, tree trunk, from Latin fūstis cudgel, club]
adj. -ti•er, -ti•est.
1. having a stale smell.
2. old-fashioned; out-of-date.
3. stubbornly conservative; fogyish.
[1350–1400; Middle English, =fust < Old French: wine cask, tree trunk (< Latin fūstis stick, pole) + -y1]
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|Adj.||1.||fusty - stale and unclean smelling|
|2.||fusty - old-fashioned and out of date |
conservative - resistant to change
1. old-fashioned, outdated, out-of-date, archaic, antiquated, passé, antediluvian, out of the ark (informal), old-fogeyish What do you give a fusty, old bachelor who's got everything?