mustiness


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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b. Out of date; antiquated.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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mustiness - the quality of smelling or tasting old or stale or mouldymustiness - the quality of smelling or tasting old or stale or mouldy
staleness - having lost purity and freshness as a consequence of aging
Translations

mustiness

[ˈmʌstɪnɪs] N [of room] → olor m a cerrado, olor m a humedad

mustiness

[ˈmʌstinɪs] n
(= taste) → goût m de moisi
(= smell) → odeur f de moisi or de renfermé

mustiness

nModergeruch m

mustiness

[ˈmʌstɪnɪs] nodor di muffa or di stantio
References in classic literature ?
In Petersburg, besides business, his sister's divorce, and his coveted appointment, he wanted, as he always did, to freshen himself up, as he said, after the mustiness of Moscow.
And indeed there was a strange mustiness in everything.
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Agnon, obliterated the mustiness of the old books, most of which had come from the homes of poor folks.
Fungal contamination makes the food unfit for consumption by causing discolouration, loss of nutrients, heating and mustiness (Bhattacharya and Raha, 2002).
The 127 health workers enduring mold and mustiness in a state agency building are getting some relief: They're moving out next week.
They also offer the added bonus of preventing the build-up of mustiness and mildew, so it's a win-win.
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There was a strong smell of mustiness and damp and, from the old fryer, a sharp tang of rancid oil and fat.
This reporter arrived envisioning a different movie set--the final "Raiders of the Lost Ark" scene--and found some of the mustiness, none of the scale (nor the Old Testament golden treasure), and a bit of the organized chaos.
His enemy was banality; he fought it all his life long; he ridiculed it, drawing it with a pointed and unimpassioned pen, finding the mustiness of banality even where at the first glance everything seemed to be arranged very nicely, comfortably, and even brilliantly ..." (11)