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Meaning of MUSTY

Pronunciation:  'mustee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  stale and unclean smelling
  2. [adj]  covered with or smelling of mold; "moldy bread"; "a moldy (or musty) odor"

MUSTY is a 5 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: frowsty, fusty, malodorous, moldy, mouldy, stale



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mus"ty\, a. [Compar. {Mustier}; superl. {Mustiest}.]
[From L. mustum must; or perh. fr. E. moist. Cf. {Must}, n.,
1. Having the rank, pungent, offencive odor and taste which
   substances of organic origin acquire during warm, moist
   weather; foul or sour and fetid; moldy; as, musty corn;
   musty books. --Harvey.

2. Spoiled by age; rank; stale.

         The proverb is somewhat musty.        --Shak.

3. Dull; heavy; spiritless. ``That he may not grow musty and
   unfit for conversation.'' --Addison.

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