mouldy


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mould·y

 (mōl′dē)
adj. Chiefly British
Variant of moldy.

mouldy

(ˈməʊldɪ) or

moldy

adj, mouldier or mouldiest, moldier or moldiest
1. (Botany) covered with mould
2. stale or musty, esp from age or lack of use
3. slang boring; dull
ˈmouldiness, ˈmoldiness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mouldy - covered with or smelling of moldmouldy - 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"

mouldy

Translations
عَفِنمُعَفِّن
plesnivý
muggen
homeinen
pljesniv
penészes
myglaîur
かびた
곰팡 슨
plesnivý
plesniv
möglig
ซึ่งปกคลุมด้วยรา
küflüküflenmiş
bị mốc

mouldy

moldy (US) [ˈməʊldɪ] ADJ (mouldier (compar) (mouldiest (superl)))
1. (= covered with mould) [cheese, bread] → mohoso, enmohecido; [mattress, clothing] → enmohecido, lleno de moho
to go mouldyenmohecerse, criar moho
to smell mouldyoler a moho or a humedad
2. (Brit) (o.f.) (= lousy) → cochino

mouldy

[ˈməʊldi] moldy (US) adjmoisi(e)
to go mouldy → moisir

mouldy

, (US) moldy
adj (+er)
(= covered with mould)verschimmelt, schimmelig; (= musty)mod(e)rig; to go mouldy (food)verschimmeln
(dated inf) (= pathetic, contemptible)miserabel (inf); (= mean) personschäbig; amountlumpig (inf)

mouldy

moldy (Am) [ˈməʊldɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → ammuffito/a
to smell mouldy → avere odore di muffa
to go mouldy → ammuffire

mould1

(American) mold1 (mould) noun
1. (soil which is full of) rotted leaves etc.
2. a growth on stale food etc. This bread is covered with mould.
ˈmouldy adjective
(of food etc) covered with mould. mouldy cheese; The bread has gone mouldy.
ˈmouldiness noun

mouldy

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
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These last, if they ever heard of the Pyncheon title, would have laughed at the idea of any man's asserting a right--on the strength of mouldy parchments, signed with the faded autographs of governors and legislators long dead and forgotten--to the lands which they or their fathers had wrested from the wild hand of nature by their own sturdy toil.
They spent a good deal of time, also, asleep in their accustomed corners, with their chairs tilted back against the walls; awaking, however, once or twice in the forenoon, to bore one another with the several thousandth repetition of old sea-stories and mouldy jokes, that had grown to be passwords and countersigns among them.
And this reminds me that certain Englishmen, who long ago were accidentally left in Greenland by a whaling vessel --that these men actually lived for several months on the mouldy scraps of whales which had been left ashore after trying out the blubber.
If we bend down our eyes, the dark vale shows her mouldy soil; but if we lift them, the bright sun meets our glance half way, to cheer.
I am sure he loses pleasanter companions than he can find in his own thoughts, either in his mouldy old office, or his dusty chambers.
A dark store-room opens out of it, and that is a place to be run past at night; for I don't know what may be among those tubs and jars and old tea-chests, when there is nobody in there with a dimly-burning light, letting a mouldy air come out of the door, in which there is the smell of soap, pickles, pepper, candles, and coffee, all at one whiff.
People had always said he lived on mouldy bread, on purpose to check his appetite.
They laid a table for him at the door of the inn for the sake of the air, and the host brought him a portion of ill-soaked and worse cooked stockfish, and a piece of bread as black and mouldy as his own armour; but a laughable sight it was to see him eating, for having his helmet on and the beaver up, he could not with his own hands put anything into his mouth unless some one else placed it there, and this service one of the ladies rendered him.
During the transit, he sat with raised glasses in the frosty chill and mouldy fetor of his chariot, and glanced out sidelong on the holiday face of things, the shuttered shops, and the crowds along the pavement, much as the rider in the Tyburn cart may have observed the concourse gathering to his execution.
The first house we entered, after a little difficulty with the window, was a small semi-detached villa, and I found nothing eatable left in the place but some mouldy cheese.
A grim idea came into my brain and passed all over my body, as a horrible sensation, such as one feels when one goes into a damp and mouldy cellar.
Hunger made viands once repugnant, now acceptable; he held the plate in his hand for an hour at a time, and gazed thoughtfully at the morsel of bad meat, of tainted fish, of black and mouldy bread.