fustiness
noun see fusty

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Fustiness — Fust i*ness, n. A fusty state or quality; moldiness; mustiness; an ill smell from moldiness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • fustiness — See fustily. * * * …   Universalium

  • fustiness — noun The quality of being fusty See Also: fustily …   Wiktionary

  • fustiness — fust·i·ness || fÊŒstɪnɪs n. smelliness, moldiness; old fashioned quality, conservative quality …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fustiness — fus·ti·ness …   English syllables

  • fustiness — ˈfəstēnə̇s, tin noun ( es) : the quality or state of being fusty * * * fustˈiness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑fusty …   Useful english dictionary

  • Foistiness — Foist i*ness, n. Fustiness; mustiness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fust — Fust, n. [OF. fust cask, F. f[^u]t cask, taste or smell of the cask, fustiness, cf. sentir le f[^u]t to taste of the cask. See 1st {Fust}.] A strong, musty smell; mustiness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fusty — adjective (fustier; est) Etymology: probably alteration of Middle English foisted, foist musty, from foist wine cask, from Anglo French fust, fuist wood, tree trunk, cask, from Medieval Latin fustis Date: 14th century 1. British impaired by age… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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