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 old-fashioned; out-of-date.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2.fusty - old-fashioned and out of datefusty - old-fashioned and out of date  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 old-fashioned, outdated, out-of-date, archaic, antiquated, passé, antediluvian, out of the ark (informal), old-fogeyish What do you give a fusty, old bachelor who's got everything?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
References in classic literature ?
Two miserable little white mice, left behind by their owner, are running up and down in a fusty castle made of pasteboard and wire, looking in all the corners with their red eyes for anything to eat.
The one toper says fusty bandias, to which the other is obliged to reply, strike pantnere, and the Friar passes many jests on the King's want of memory, who sometimes forgets the words of action.
It was a very small stuffy fusty room, with boards, and rafters, and cobwebs, and lath and plaster.
Through this floating, fusty DEBRIS of peat and hay, mixed with the perspirations and warmth of the dancers, and forming together a sort of vegeto-human pollen, the muted fiddles feebly pushed their notes, in marked contrast to the spirit with which the measure was trodden out.
A waiter took his box up five flights of stairs, and Philip was shown into a tiny room, fusty from unopened windows, the greater part of which was taken up by a large wooden bed with a canopy over it of red rep; there were heavy curtains on the windows of the same dingy material; the chest of drawers served also as a washing-stand; and there was a massive wardrobe of the style which is connected with the good King Louis Philippe.
Very likely it would be an old, old book, some fusty old thing that no one else would dream of reading.
Such threadbare coats and trousers, such fusty gowns and shawls, such squashed hats and bonnets, such boots and shoes, such umbrellas and walking-sticks, never were seen in Rag Fair.
And after seeing Vija Celmins's superb, heartbreaking yet sinister cobweb paintings--wonders in gossamer grisaille, meditations on the medium and its fusty history--juxtaposed with and dwarfed by one of Vera Lutter's large, god-awful X ray-ish black-and-white photos, any vestige of trust one might have had in the curation evaporates.
Tony plays the fusty, English, school librarian who is an expert on vampires and helps Buffy to research ancient prophecies about demons and plot strategies to combat them.
Perhaps real art journals do need handouts, after all; indeed, it turns out that the federal arts subsidizers had been doing their best to help the crusty, fusty Hudson Review uphold Western civilization.
Tuning into tribal vibes doesn't mean you have to go all-out with dark wood furniture and fusty Persian rugs as this season's take on the look is clean, bright, modern and - best of all - fun
Gonzalez Byass, one of the leading producers of sherry, are keen to challenge that fusty image as I discovered when I talked to Mauricio Gonzalez in London.