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1. fusty

adjective. stale and unclean smelling.

Synonyms

  • frowsty
  • ill-smelling
  • musty
  • malodorous
  • unpleasant-smelling
  • malodourous

Antonyms

  • left
  • unorthodox
  • center
  • lower-class

Etymology

  • fust (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • fustis (Latin)

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2. fusty

adjective. old-fashioned and out of date.

Synonyms

  • unprogressive
  • nonprogressive
  • standpat

Antonyms

  • good
  • fresh
  • juvenile
  • nonconformist

Etymology

  • fust (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • fustis (Latin)

Example sentences of the word fusty


1. Adjective
Skin-tone panty hose tend to look a little old-fashioned and fusty, so instead choose opaque tights in black or gray.

2. Noun, singular or mass
With some homemade drawer fresheners, you can drop sweet-smelling sachets into the corner and lose the fusty smell with no fuss.

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