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adj. rust·i·er, rust·i·est
1. Covered with rust; corroded.
2. Consisting of or produced by rust.
3. Of a yellowish-red or brownish-red color.
4. Working or operating stiffly or incorrectly because of or as if because of rust.
5. Weakened or impaired by neglect, disuse, or lack of practice.

rust′i·ly adv.
rust′i·ness n.
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Noun1.rustiness - the condition of being coated or clogged with rust
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
2.rustiness - ineptitude or awkwardness as a consequence of age or lack of practice; "his rustiness showed when he was asked to speed up"
awkwardness, clumsiness, ineptitude, ineptness, maladroitness, slowness - unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
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الإصابَةُ بالصَّدَأ
rozsdás volta vminek
ryîgaî ástand; stirîleiki


[ˈrʌstɪnɪs] N
1.herrumbre f, lo aherrumbrado
2. (fig) → falta f de práctica
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nRostigkeit f; (fig)eingerostete Kenntnisse pl (→ of in +dat)
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(rast) noun
the reddish-brown substance which forms on iron and steel, caused by air and moisture. The car was covered with rust.
to (cause to) become covered with rust. The rain has rusted the gate; There's a lot of old metal rusting in the garden.
ˈrustproof adjective
that will not (allow) rust. rustproof paint.
ˈrusty adjective
1. covered with rust. a rusty old bicycle.
2. not as good as it was because of lack of practice. My French is rusty.
ˈrustily adverb
ˈrustiness noun
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References in classic literature ?
And though now nailed amidst all the rustiness of iron bolts and the verdigris of copper spikes, yet, untouchable and immaculate to any foulness, it still preserved its Quito glow.
The audience took up the cry, the dogs barked more excitedly, and five minutes of hilarity delayed the turn which, when at last started, was marked by rustiness and erraticness on the part of the dogs and by great peevishness on the part of Wilton Davis.
There were red, coppery gleams on the roofs of houses, on the corners of walls, on the panels of carriages, on the very coats of the horses, and on the broad back of Mr Verloc's overcoat, where they produced a dull effect of rustiness. But Mr Verloc was not in the least conscious of having got rusty.
A certain rustiness in Mr Venus, which never became so lubricated by the oil of Mr Wegg but that he turned under the screw in a creaking and stiff manner, was very noticeable at about this period.
We have already hinted that it is not our purpose to trace down the history of the Pyncheon family, in its unbroken connection with the House of the Seven Gables; nor to show, as in a magic picture, how the rustiness and infirmity of age gathered over the venerable house itself.
That was put down to rustiness on Hamer's part after four years as second choice at former Premier League champions Leicester, but it seems unlikely he will get very many more minutes at Pride Park.
At this time of the season, with signs of Liverpool rustiness against Manchester City at Wembley last Sunday, Norwich can land a blow.
What is more concerning is the possibility of rustiness, owing to the long break since the end of the domestic season.
All of a sudden he is getting thrust back into action and there is a little bit of rustiness there that, to his credit, is improving every time he is on the pitch.
Lancaster admitted there may have been some 'cohesion' issues in attack after Leo Cullen made 11 changes to the side that narrowly won in Cardiff the week before but added there is little excuse for rustiness after a long pre-season.
This was the first game of the year and there was an element of rustiness although we started well.
Resting for exactly a month after losing the Philippine Cup to San Miguel Beer, the Hotshots showed no traces of rustiness in the import-laced tournament by controlling the tempo in the first three quarters.