moldy


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mold·y

 (mōl′dē)
adj. mold·i·er, mold·i·est
1. Covered with or containing mold: moldy bread.
2. Musty or stale, as from age or decay.

mold′i·ness n.

moldy

(ˈməʊldɪ)
adj, moldier or moldiest
the US spelling of mouldy
ˈmoldiness n

mold•y

(ˈmoʊl di)

adj. mold•i•er, mold•i•est.
1. overgrown or covered with mold.
2. musty, as from decay or age.
3. Informal. old-fashioned; outmoded.
[1350–1400]
mold′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.moldy - covered with or smelling of moldmoldy - covered with or smelling of mold; "moldy bread"; "a moldy (or musty) odor"
stale - lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age; "stale bread"; "the beer was stale"

moldy

adjective
Smelling of mildew or decay:
Translations
plesnivý
muggen
homeinen
pljesniv
かびた
곰팡 슨
plesniv
möglig
ซึ่งปกคลุมด้วยรา
bị mốc

moldy

عَفِن plesnivý muggen schimmelig μουχλιασμένος mohoso homeinen moisi pljesniv ammuffito かびた 곰팡 슨 schimmelig muggen spleśniały bolorento, embolorado заплесневелый möglig ซึ่งปกคลุมด้วยรา küflü bị mốc 发霉的
References in classic literature ?
I was shoved into a dark and narrow cell in a dungeon, with some scant remnants for dinner, some moldy straw for a bed, and no end of rats for company.
He paused a moment, letting his eyes drop from the muffled head of his guest, down along the row of moldy buttons confining the blanket overcoat, to the greenish cowhide boots powdered with snow, which had begun to melt and run along the floor in little rills.
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I should plunge a good dagger into his throat in compensation for the grating, and would nail him down in a veritable bier, in remembrance of the false coffin in which I had been left to grow moldy for two days.
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