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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.


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


(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.
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"


Smelling of mildew or decay:
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There was never the least attention paid to what was cut up for sausage; there would come all the way back from Europe old sausage that had been rejected, and that was moldy and white--it would be dosed with borax and glycerine, and dumped into the hoppers, and made over again for home consumption.
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.
There was at that time a little dark, moldy man of medicine, famous among the old wives of the Manhattoes for his skill, not only in the healing art, but in all matters of strange and mysterious nature.
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.
They have not even a cathedral, with eleven tons of solid silver archbishops in the back room; and they do not show you any moldy buildings that are seven thousand years old; nor any smoke-dried old fire-screens which are chef d'oeuvres of Reubens or Simpson, or Titian or Ferguson, or any of those parties; and they haven't any bottled fragments of saints, and not even a nail from the true cross.
I was afraid it would get moldy in that tin body of yours.
Miss Lavendar wants me to go through to Echo Lodge some day while I'm home and light a fire to air it, and see that the cushions aren't getting moldy.
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.
Nothing else of interest was noted, excepting a suit of moldy and incongruous clothing, several articles of which were afterward identified by respectable witnesses as those in which certain deceased citizens of Deadman's had been buried years before.
i love you more than moldy ham" is a squeaky, slimy, yucky version of the "I love you more than" rhyming stories often read to young children.
LOS ANGELES, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bulletproof Films investigates the dangerous world of toxic environmental mold in the new documentary film MOLDY.
Double pass of the moldy Greek diplomacy, neighborhood players without borders of the Europeans from Brussels, Kostov writes.