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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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The air was mouldy and heavy with decay, while strings of fish-tails and of half-cleaned dog and crocodile skulls did not add to the wholesomeness of the place.
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.
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.
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.
Consequently, the clubrooms became deserted, the servants dozed in the antechambers, the newspapers grew mouldy on the tables, sounds of snoring came from dark corners, and the members of the Gun Club, erstwhile so noisy in their seances, were reduced to silence by this disastrous peace and gave themselves up wholly to dreams of a Platonic kind of artillery.
It was a dim, mouldy, melancholy old room, with a low, raftered ceiling.
So deep did they go; and so ancient, and corroded, and weedy the aspect of the lowermost puncheons, that you almost looked next for some mouldy corner-stone cask containing coins of Captain Noah, with copies of the posted placards, vainly warning the infatuated old world from the flood.
People had always said he lived on mouldy bread, on purpose to check his appetite.
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.
He turns with disgust from the mouldy corn before him, and the brackish water in his little trough.
He had petitioned the bishop for an edict which expressly forbade the Bohemian women to come and dance and beat their tambourines on the place of the Parvis; and for about the same length of time, he had been ransacking the mouldy placards of the officialty, in order to collect the cases of sorcerers and witches condemned to fire or the rope, for complicity in crimes with rams, sows, or goats.
More than twenty years ago," she said with a soft huskiness in her voice, and a tremor and a sweetness, as if she did not know that in twenty years all love stories are grown mouldy.