musty


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Related to musty: malodorous, stench

must·y

 (mŭs′tē)
adj. must·i·er, must·i·est
1. Stale or moldy in odor or taste.
2.
a. Hackneyed or trite; dull.
b. Out of date; antiquated.
c. Out of use or practice; rusty.

[Alteration of obsolete moisty, from moist.]

must′i·ly adv.
must′i·ness n.

musty

(ˈmʌstɪ)
adj, -tier or -tiest
1. smelling or tasting old, stale, or mouldy
2. old-fashioned, dull, or hackneyed: musty ideas.
[C16: perhaps a variant of obsolete moisty, influenced by must3]
ˈmustily adv
ˈmustiness n

mus•ty

(ˈmʌs ti)

adj. -ti•er, -ti•est.
1. having an odor or flavor suggestive of mold, as old buildings or stale food.
2. obsolete; outdated; antiquated: musty laws.
3. dull; apathetic.
mus′ti•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.musty - covered with or smelling of moldmusty - 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"
2.musty - stale and unclean smelling

musty

adjective stale, stuffy, airless, decayed, smelly, dank, mouldy, fusty, mildewed, frowsty, mildewy He climbed the stairs to a lofty, musty room.

musty

adjective
Translations
عَفِن، مُتَعَفِّن
plesnivýzatuchlý
muggen
dohos
myglaîur, lyktandi af fúa og sagga
aptrauktas pelėsiaisatsiduodantis pelėsiais
appelējispelējuma-
zatuchnutý

musty

[ˈmʌstɪ] ADJ (mustier (compar) (mustiest (superl))) [room etc] → que huele a humedad, que huele a cerrado (fig) → anticuado

musty

[ˈmʌsti] adj [smell] → de moisi, de renfermé; [clothing] → moisi(e)

musty

adj (+er)moderig; airmuffig

musty

[ˈmʌstɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (smell) → (che sa) di stantio or di muffa; (ideas) → ammuffito/a, stantio/a
to smell musty → aver odore di stantio

musty

(ˈmasti) adjective
damp or stale in smell or taste. musty old books.
References in classic literature ?
This is my little bedroom; rather musty, but Barnard's is musty.
The clock represented a temple of Vesta; and the whole room smelled musty, as it was on a lower level than the garden.
Alone in his musty office in the Heffner Block above the Paris Dry Goods Company's store, he worked ceaselessly, building up something that he himself destroyed.
He let me pry about among a quantity of mildewed and musty manuscripts and I came across this.
There did I guard his coffins: full stood the musty vaults of those trophies of victory.
It was no part of the knowledge of the lad, fourteen years old, who sat in the Idler's cabin between the harpooner and the sailor, the air rich in his nostrils with the musty smell of men's sea-gear, roaring in chorus: "Yankee ship come down de ribber--pull, my bully boys, pull
During my researches in the leviathanic histories, I stumbled upon an ancient Dutch volume, which, by the musty whaling smell of it, I knew must be about whalers.
Oat-straw is, I have found, the best of all straws to re-stuff myself with when my interior gets musty or out of shape.
The dark square lumbering bedsteads seemed built for restless dreams; the musty hangings seemed to creep in scanty folds together, whispering among themselves, when rustled by the wind, their trembling knowledge of the tempting wares that lurked within the dark and tight-locked closets.
Exactly as I would speak of my nearest personal friends or enemies, or my most familiar neighbors, he spoke of Sir Bedivere, Sir Bors de Ganis, Sir Launcelot of the Lake, Sir Galahad, and all the other great names of the Table Round -- and how old, old, unspeakably old and faded and dry and musty and ancient he came to look as he went on
Your bank-notes had a musty odour, as if they were fast decomposing into rags again.
I musty think your language too strong in speaking of both," replied Jane; "and I hope you will be convinced of it by seeing them happy together.