Fustiest
Fusty Fusty, a. [Compar. {Fustier}; superl. {Fustiest}.] [See {2d Fust}.] 1. Moldy; musty; ill-smelling; rank. ``A fusty nut.'' ``Fusty plebeians.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Moping. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

A melancholy, fusty humor. --Pepys. [1913 Webster]


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  • fustiest — fust·y || fÊŒstɪ adj. smelling of mildew, having a musty smell, stuffy; old fashioned, conservative …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Fustier — Fusty Fusty, a. [Compar. {Fustier}; superl. {Fustiest}.] [See {2d Fust}.] 1. Moldy; musty; ill smelling; rank. A fusty nut. Fusty plebeians. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Moping. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] A melancholy, fusty humor. Pepys. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fusty — Fusty, a. [Compar. {Fustier}; superl. {Fustiest}.] [See {2d Fust}.] 1. Moldy; musty; ill smelling; rank. A fusty nut. Fusty plebeians. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Moping. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] A melancholy, fusty humor. Pepys. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fusty — fustily, adv. fustiness, n. /fus tee/, adj., fustier, fustiest. 1. having a stale smell; moldy; musty: fusty rooms that were in need of a good airing. 2. old fashioned or out of date, as architecture, furnishings, or the like: They still live in… …   Universalium

  • fusty — [[t]fʌ̱sti[/t]] fustier, fustiest 1) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe something or someone as fusty, you disapprove of them because they are old fashioned in attitudes or ideas. The fusty old establishment refused to recognise the demand… …   English dictionary

  • fusty — adjective (fustier, fustiest) 1》 smelling stale, damp, or stuffy. 2》 old fashioned. Derivatives fustily adverb fustiness noun Origin C15: from OFr. fuste smelling of the cask …   English new terms dictionary

  • fusty — UK [ˈfʌstɪ] / US adjective Word forms fusty : adjective fusty comparative fustier superlative fustiest 1) something that is fusty smells old, dusty, or damp 2) old fashioned in appearance, style, or attitude a grand rather fusty hotel …   English dictionary

  • fusty — /ˈfʌsti / (say fustee) adjective (fustier, fustiest) 1. mouldy; musty; having a stale smell; stuffy. 2. old fashioned or conservative. 3. stubbornly old fashioned and out of date. {Middle English, from Old French fust wine cask, log, from Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

  • fustiness — fusty ► ADJECTIVE (fustier, fustiest) 1) smelling stale, damp, or stuffy. 2) old fashioned. DERIVATIVES fustiness noun. ORIGIN Old French fuste smelling of the cask …   English terms dictionary

  • fusty — ► ADJECTIVE (fustier, fustiest) 1) smelling stale, damp, or stuffy. 2) old fashioned. DERIVATIVES fustiness noun. ORIGIN Old French fuste smelling of the cask …   English terms dictionary

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