Synonyms for musty

Grammar : Adj
Spell : muhs-tee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmʌs ti

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Définition of musty

Origin :
  • 1520s, perhaps a variant of moisty "moist, damp" (see moist). Related: Mustiness.
  • adj stuffy, aged
  • adj worn-out, clichéd
Example sentences :
  • Your bank-notes had a musty odour, as if they were fast decomposing into rags again.
  • Extract from : « A Tale of Two Cities » by Charles Dickens
  • "You perceive I have the musty look of a solitary," said Davenport.
  • Extract from : « The Mystery of Murray Davenport » by Robert Neilson Stephens
  • He was breathing in great gasps, and the air he breathed was thick and musty.
  • Extract from : « When the Sleepers Woke » by Arthur Leo Zagat
  • At your age the learning and comparing of musty laws 19 would have been dull work for me.
  • Extract from : « The Bondwoman » by Marah Ellis Ryan
  • Dear me, George, have you brought that musty old paper up here?
  • Extract from : « Is He Popenjoy? » by Anthony Trollope
  • A breath of dampness wafts to me The musty odour of the vault.
  • Extract from : « Enamels and Cameos and other Poems » by Thophile Gautier
  • Ezra's eye dwelt oftener on these musty old books than elsewhere.
  • Extract from : « Aunt Rachel » by David Christie Murray
  • The air is close and vaporous; the domed chamber is damp and musty.
  • Extract from : « The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba » by Walter Goodman
  • I took a musty volume from Allen Clinton, which he had unearthed from its resting-place.
  • Extract from : « A Master of Mysteries » by L. T. Meade
  • Then through her musty veil her eyes were fixed anxiously on Atkins.
  • Extract from : « Sue, A Little Heroine » by L. T. Meade

Antonyms for musty

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