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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The quality or state of being ill-smelling or malodorous; Also: The quality or state of being unprogressive or conservative.

Usage examples (28)
  • Adjective, : fusty rooms that were in need of a good airing. ,They still live in that fusty, gingerbread house
  • The very word "desk" has taken on an almost Dickensian fustiness.
  • Shaking his head to clear the fustiness he noticed a fat arm around his waist.
  • In fact, one of the refreshing things about this CD is the complete lack of classical or "early music" fustiness. for more
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