Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being fusty; an ill smell from moldiness, or moldiness itself.
- n. The quality of being fusty
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A fusty state or quality; moldiness; mustiness; an ill smell from moldiness.
- fusty + -ness (Wiktionary)
“First comes the hippy California dad – long hair, screechy kids, lots of sunny white light; then the awkward writer, all tweedy fustiness with a sepia tint; and finally the designer, dressed in requisite black geek glasses and cool blue tones.”
“The play's targets – establishment fustiness, snobbery, racism and duplicity – aren't surprising, but the serpentine subtlety of the plotting is.”
“The Standard-BearersHere are some of the prophets and pathfinders who helped clear away the last of the old formality, fustiness and frou-frou.”
“Suffice to say the next time Sarah was co-hosting with John she humorously chided her colleague for such fustiness, to which John mumbled a splendidly unconvincing apology.”
“In fact, one of the refreshing things about this CD is the complete lack of classical or "early music" fustiness.”
“Before you go the fusuma are slidden back, and what was your room becomes part of a great, open, matted space — an arrangement which effectually prevents fustiness.”
“There's a fustiness about Mr. Beatty's uncharacteristically lackluster stage set, which he locates sort of in the 17th century.”
“The very word "desk" has taken on an almost Dickensian fustiness.”
WASN'T THE GRASS GREENER A Curmudgeon's Fond Memories
“Shaking his head to clear the fustiness he noticed a fat arm around his waist.”
“He was in bed when Morgan left the hotel on his early round, and there was a look about him still of fustiness and the cobwebs of sleep.”
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