fusty

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fus·ty

 (fŭs′tē)
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.]

fus′ti·ly adv.
fus′ti·ness n.

fusty

(ˈfʌstɪ)
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]
ˈfustily adv
ˈfustiness n

fus•ty

(ˈfʌs ti)

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 old-fashioned; out-of-date.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]
fus′ti•ly, adv.
fus′ti•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fusty - stale and unclean smelling
2.fusty - old-fashioned and out of datefusty - old-fashioned and out of date  
conservative - resistant to change

fusty

adjective
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 old-fashioned, outdated, out-of-date, archaic, antiquated, passé, antediluvian, out of the ark (informal), old-fogeyish What do you give a fusty, old bachelor who's got everything?
2. stale, stuffy, musty, frowsty, rank, damp, mouldy, mouldering, airless, malodorous, mildewed, mildewy, ill-smelling The bedroom she was given had a fusty grandeur.

fusty

adjective
1. Smelling of mildew or decay:
Translations

fusty

[ˈfʌstɪ] ADJ (fustier (compar) (fustiest (superl))) → rancio; [air] → viciado; [room] → que huele a cerrado

fusty

[ˈfʌsti] adj
(= old-fashioned) → vieillot(te)
[smell] → de renfermé, de moisi

fusty

adj (+er)
(pej: = old-fashioned) person, image, establishmentverstaubt
(= musty)muffig

fusty

[ˈfʌstɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (pej) (musty, smell) → che sa di stantio; (old-fashioned, ideas, outlook) → stantio/a
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He blusters as he settles into a chair or sips portentously from a glass of wine or fustily examines plants with a magnifying glass.