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also mous·ey  (mou′sē, -zē)
adj. mous·i·er, mous·i·est
1. Resembling a mouse, especially:
a. Having a drab, pale brown color: mousy hair.
b. Having small sharp features: a mousy face.
c. Quiet; timid; shy.
2. Infested with mice.


(ˈmaʊsɪ) ,




adj, mousier or mousiest
1. (Hairdressing & Grooming) resembling a mouse, esp in having a light brown or greyish hair colour
2. shy or ineffectual: a mousy little woman.
3. (Zoology) infested with mice
ˈmousily adv
ˈmousiness n


or mous•ey

(ˈmaʊ si, -zi)

adj. mous•i•er, mous•i•est.
1. resembling or suggesting a mouse, as in being drab and colorless or meek and timid.
2. infested with mice.
mous′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mousy - quiet and timid and ineffectual
timid - showing fear and lack of confidence
2.mousy - infested with mice
3.mousy - of something having a drab pale brown color resembling a mouse; "a mousy brownish-grey color"; "mousy hair"; "mouse-colored hair"
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue


1. brownish, plain, dull, drab, colourless, indeterminate a man of medium build and collar-length mousy hair
2. shy, quiet, timid, ineffectual, self-effacing, diffident, timorous, unassertive He remembered her as a small, mousy woman, invariably worried.
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[ˈmaʊsɪ] ADJ (mousier (compar) (mousiest (superl))) [person] → tímido; [colour, hair] → pardusco


[ˈmaʊsi] adj
[person] → effacé(e)
[hair] → (brun) terne


, mousey
adj (+er) (= timid, shy)schüchtern; (= nondescript)farblos, unscheinbar; colour, hairmausgrau


mousey [ˈmaʊsɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (person) → timido/a, schivo/a
mousy hair → capelli color castano spento


(maus) plural mice (mais) noun
1. any of several types of small furry gnawing animal with a long tail, found in houses and in fields.
2. (computers) a device that is used to move the cursor on a computer screen and to give instructions to a computer.
ˈmousy adjective
1. (of hair) dull brown in colour.
2. timid; uninteresting. a mousy little woman.
ˈmousehole noun
a hole made or used by mice.
ˈmousetrap noun
a mechanical trap for a mouse.
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