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 old-fashioned; out-of-date.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2.fusty - old-fashioned and out of datefusty - old-fashioned and out of date  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 old-fashioned, outdated, out-of-date, archaic, antiquated, passé, antediluvian, out of the ark (informal), old-fogeyish What do you give a fusty, old bachelor who's got everything?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 ?
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.
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.
Airports can often give the impression of being shackled by bureaucracy and endless queues and generally being unwelcoming places, particularly to long-distance travellers, the editorial stated, adding "Dubai's airport has done much to dispel that fusty image."
He falls hopelessly in love with Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott), who resents the rules imposed by her fusty father, the Sultan (Navid Negahban).
And it is not hard to imagine that Eureka moment of blowing the dust from a fusty old document to reveal the all-important name felt as good as scoring a last-minute winner in front of the home fans.
However, one autumn while clearing out the cupboards I found that same plastic box full of the slightly fusty shards and realised my chocoholic daughter didn't even get the chance to eat her eggs.
Everything about the latest caper is fusty and outdated, including a flimsy script.