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Meaning of RUSTY

Pronunciation:  'rustee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  of the color of rust
  2. [adj]  ancient; "hoary jokes"
  3. [adj]  covered with or consisting of rust; "a rusty machine"; "rusty deposits"
  4. [adj]  impaired in skill by neglect
 

RUSTY is a 5 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: chromatic, hoary, old, out of practice(p), rust, rusted, unskilled
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rust"y\, a. [AS. rustig.] [Compar. {Rustier}; superl.
{Rustiest.}]
1. Covered or affected with rust; as, a rusty knife or sword;
   rusty wheat.

2. Impaired by inaction, disuse, or neglect.



   [Hector,] in this dull and long-continued truce, Is rusty
   grown.                                      --Shak.

3. Discolored and rancid; reasty; as, rusty bacon.

4. Surly; morose; crusty; sullen. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
   ``Rusty words.'' --Piers Plowman.

5. Rust-colored; dark. ``Rusty blood.'' --Spenser.

6. Discolored; stained; not cleanly kept; filthy.

         The rusty little schooners that bring firewood from
         the British provinces.                --Hawthorne.

7. (Bot.) Resembling, or covered with a substance resembling,
   rust; affected with rust; rubiginous.

 

 

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