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dusty

[ duhs-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF dusty

Synonyms for dusty

  • chalky
  • dirty
  • sandy
  • arenaceous
  • arenose
  • crumbly
  • friable
  • granular
  • grubby
  • sooty
  • unclean
  • undusted
  • unswept
  • untouched
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Antonyms for dusty

  • clean
  • clear
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DUSTY

And so they go, up the white, dusty road, to the campo santo.

But if there's a secret anywhere, it's only a dull, dusty sort of secret.

The gentle August night had cooled and soothed the dusty atmosphere.

The embassy occupies but one of them, where it heaps up its dusty archives.

Jennie sat tracing a pattern on the dusty floor with the point of her parasol.

The few ornaments were new, and not at all dusty or dingy or tawdry.

There was an old standish on the mantelshelf containing a dusty apology for all three.

The track was now so dusty that it was difficult to see the contesting cars.

It was hot and dusty, but five minutes' walk led the weary to the cliff.

In the dusty and exposed dug-outs, which were now our refuge, men revived.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from dust + -y (2). Related: Dustiness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DUSTY

arid

adjectivedry
  • barren
  • bone-dry
  • desert
  • dry as a bone
  • dry as dust
  • dusty
  • moistureless
  • parched
  • thirsty
  • waterless

dirtiest

adjectivesoiled, unclean
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