Definition of Fustiness

1. n. A fusty state or quality; moldiness; mustiness; an ill smell from moldiness.



Definition of Fustiness

1. Noun. The quality of being fusty ¹

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Definition of Fustiness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fustiness

fustic
fustics
fustier
fustiest
fustigate
fustigated
fustigates
fustigating
fustigation
fustigations
fustilarian
fustilarians
fustilug
fustilugs
fustily
fustiness (current term)
fustinesses
fusting
fustoc
fustocs
fusts
fusty
fusulinid
fusulinids
fusuma
fusumas
fusure
fut.
futa
futanari

Literary usage of Fustiness

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1. Instigations of Ezra Pound: Together with an Essay on the Chinese Written by Ezra Pound, Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (1920)
"It is only when he gets to the Theatre Français that he finds something which really suits him. Here there is order, tradition, perhaps a slight fustiness ..."

2. A Manual of Public Health by Alexander Wynter Blyth (1890)
"Dirtiness with bad ventilation constitutes a condition known as " fustiness." It is a common-place condition in the crowded and poor parts of towns, ..."

3. The Vocabulary of East Anglia: An Attempt to Record the Vulgar Tongue of the by Robert Forby (1830)
"... fustiness; staleness. RAFTY, adj. 1. Fusty; stale. A cask emptied of its contents, is apt to become rafty, if there be not sufficient access of air; ..."

4. Hurrell Froude: Memoranda and Comments by Louise Imogen Guiney (1904)
"For the fact is, that I seem to myself to become duller as I grow older, and to have acquired a fustiness independent of place and occupation, ..."

5. Remains of the Late Reverend Richard Hurrell Froude by Richard Hurrell Froude, James Bowling Mozley (1838)
"For the fact is, that I seem to myself to become duller as I grow older, and to have acquired a fustiness independent of place and occupation, ..."

6. The Code of Health and Longevity: Or, A Concise View, of the Principles by John Sinclair (1807)
"And this doth not only preserve •hem from fustiness, but (that which pertains more ... Now it is to be noted, that this doth not only prevent the fustiness, ..."

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