Mustiest
Musty Mus"ty, a. [Compar. {Mustier}; superl. {Mustiest}.] [From L. mustum must; or perh. fr. E. moist. Cf. {Must}, n., {Moist}.] 1. Having the rank, pungent, offensive 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Spoiled by age; rank; stale. [1913 Webster]

The proverb is somewhat musty. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Dull; heavy; spiritless. ``That he may not grow musty and unfit for conversation.'' --Addison. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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