mousy


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mous·y

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.

mousy

(ˈmaʊsɪ) ,

mousey

or

mousie

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

mous•y

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.
[1805–15]
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

mousy

mousey
adjective
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.
Translations
بِلَوْن الفَأْرجَبان، رِعْديد
mdle hnědýnesmělýnudný
forskræmtkedeligkommunefarvet
egérszürke
grábrúnn á litinnóframfærinn
hnedosivá farba
çekingendonuk kahverengi

mousy

[ˈmaʊsɪ] ADJ (mousier (compar) (mousiest (superl))) [person] → tímido; [colour, hair] → pardusco

mousy

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

mousy

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

mousy

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

mouse

(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.
References in classic literature ?
Her hair needs washing rather badly: its mousy color can hardly be natural.
A Pluck up courage and challenge her to tell you why she takes so much notice of you, if you're so insignificant and mousy.
The man is described as aged 20, between 5ft 9ins and 6ft, skinny, with mousy brown straight hair and clean shaven.
Gasoline: Two young lovers--a shy, mousy blond and her butch new girlfriend--go on the run after they accidentally kill the blond's mom.
When Hannah returns home, Kat is shocked to see that her sister is now mousy and sad rather than wild and angry.
What the CTV scribes do not mention is the heroic role in which they cast the Canadian Auto Workers union which orchestrated Hall's transformation from mousy student to poster-boy for the "gay rights" movement.
It has been years since I banished my mousy brown hair.
The story ends as the mousy little corps girl (Alexandra Ansanelli), who is unwinding in her dressing room after displacing the imperious but injured ballerina (Maria Kowroski), sees her big solo being surreptitiously danced on the deserted stage by--another mousy little corps girl.
It is in part 2 of Kateryn Parr: The Making of A Queen where James contradicts characterizations of her subject as a mousy nurse.
Do it while standing, however, and you're just being mousy. "Keep your feet flat on the ground about 12 inches apart and facing forward so they give you firm support," advises Mindell.
Researchers at the Salk Institute and the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., have engineered mice that are hypersensitive to stress and display a mousy version of anxiety.
An itsy-bitsy mousy called LIBIDO made of nothing--gray and white scraps.