Definition of Rustiness

1. Noun. The condition of being coated or clogged with rust.

Generic synonyms: Condition, Status
Derivative terms: Rusty



2. Noun. Ineptitude or awkwardness as a consequence of age or lack of practice. "His rustiness showed when he was asked to speed up"
Generic synonyms: Awkwardness, Clumsiness, Ineptitude, Ineptness, Maladroitness, Slowness
Derivative terms: Rusty

Definition of Rustiness

1. n. The quality or state of being rusty.

Definition of Rustiness

1. Noun. The state of being rusty. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rustiness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rustiness

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rustications
rusticator
rusticators
rusticism
rusticities
rusticity
rustick
rusticle
rusticles
rusticly
rustics
rustier
rustiest
rustily
rustiness
rustinesses
rusting
rustings
rustique
rustle
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rustled
rustler
rustlers
rustles
rustless
rustlessness
rustlike
rustling

Literary usage of Rustiness

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1. Pennsylvania Glaciation, First Phase: Materials for a Discussion of the by Edward Higginson Williams (1917)
"Rustiness and decomposition are more rapid over the soft porous Mississippian-Pennsylvanian areas of Western Pennsylvania than over the denser ones of the ..."

2. Our Old Home, and English Note-books by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1912)
"... the rear of the new-fangled aspect lurks the old arrangement of court-yards, and rustiness, and grimness, that would not be suspected from the exterior. ..."

3. Two years in Peru, with exploration of its antiquities by Thomas Joseph Hutchinson (1873)
"Chancay and its rustiness.—Dilapidated condition.—Sleepiness of people. —Chapels and hospital.—Antiquity limited to period of Conquest.—Profusion of ruins. ..."

4. The Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1891)
"... and rustiness, and grimness, that would not be suspected from the exterior. Right across the narrow street stands St. Michael's Church with its tall, ..."

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