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mousy

[ mou-see, -zee ]SEE DEFINITION OF mousy

Synonyms for mousy

  • bashful
  • colorless
  • diffident
  • dull
  • indeterminate
  • ineffectual
  • pale
  • plain
  • self-effacing
  • shy
  • timid
  • timorous
  • unassertive
  • unassuming
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Antonyms for mousy

  • beautiful
  • extroverted
  • fancy
  • fixed-up
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MOUSY

In the first place, it is likely to have a slight musky or mousy odor about it.

A bat was flying somewhere near—he felt the wind from its mousy wings.

Head and ears were mousy, the neck long, with a hump at its base.

They were kept on plates on sideboards in the sun, or thrust into mousy cupboards.

You have mousy ways and, if you were black, I should say you were a rat.

Baby dear, only look at it wid him pitty, pitty eyes, and him tongue out of his mousy!

The people are charming, and the house is a mousy, ratty, ramshackle place hundreds of years old.

This is the prettiest Cerastium, though not so "mousy" as some, and grows in dry as well as moist situations.

For a mouse is interesting—just as interesting in his mousy ways as a whale in his whalish ways, or a robin in his ways.

She wasn't as developed as she is now, kind of mousy maybe, but you know how those things are—he liked her.

WORD ORIGIN

1812 with reference to quietness; 1853, of color; from mouse + -y (2).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MOUSY

diffident

adjectivehesitant; unconfident
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