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See definition of musty on Dictionary.com
  • adj.stuffy, aged
  • adj.worn-out, clichéd

synonyms for musty

  • airless
  • ancient
  • crumbling
  • dank
  • decrepit
  • fetid
  • moldy
  • putrid
  • smelly
  • squalid
  • stale
  • stuffy
  • antediluvian
  • antique
  • decayed
  • dirty
  • dried-out
  • dry
  • filthy
  • frowzy
  • malodorous
  • mildewed
  • mildewy
  • moth-eaten
  • noisome
  • old
  • rotten
  • spoiled
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antonyms for musty

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  • clean
  • current
  • fresh
  • modern
  • new
  • perfumed
  • sweet
  • young
  • clear
  • sweet-smelling
  • unused
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How to use musty in a sentence

The musty Conservative Party of Margaret Thatcher was in decline, to be replaced the following year by the sterile charm of Tony Blair and his New Labour project.
ENGLAND VS GERMANY OFFERS END TO 25 YEARS OF HURT FOR ONE MAN, AND A NATIONDAN STEWARTJUNE 28, 2021TIME
Colman Domingo, the actor and writer, lifts them out of the musty corners of his west Philadelphia childhood in “A Boy and His Soul,” an affectionate and aurally atmospheric one-man memory play.
‘A BOY AND HIS SOUL’ IS AN ACTOR’S VALENTINE TO ARETHA, MARVIN GAYE, AND EARTH, WIND & FIREPETER MARKSMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The used-book department in the basement had that musty scent of dust and other people’s houses.
WORLD CLASS: REMEMBERING LEGENDARY TRAVEL WRITER JAN MORRISLIZA WEISSTUCHDECEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The coronavirus crisis has made things that normally excited college-bound teens, like socializing with peers and gathering in musty classrooms, potential health hazards.
UK UNIVERSITIES PREDICTED A COVID-19 CRASH. THEY GOT THE OPPOSITEFIONA ZUBLINSEPTEMBER 17, 2020OZY
Today, though, its musty depths speak not to local sustenance but global peril.
INSIDE THE GLOBAL QUEST TO TRACE THE ORIGINS OF COVID-19—AND PREDICT WHERE IT WILL GO NEXTALICE PARKJULY 23, 2020TIME
Ages back—let musty geologists tell us how long ago—'twas a lake, larger than the Lake of Geneva.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
It's an idle question, I know; wise men and musty philosophers say that regrets are foolish.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Isn't this free-booting spirit, now, better than leading a cowardly life of musty regularity?
THE BATTLE OF HEXHAM;GEORGE COLMAN
Her decisions depended not upon the voice of inspiration but upon the musty parchments of the past.
GOSPEL PHILOSOPHYJ. H. WARD
The air was heavy and musty and the girls shivered as they tried to walk bravely forward.
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WORDS RELATED TO MUSTY

  • airless
  • breathless
  • choky
  • confined
  • fusty
  • heavy
  • moldy
  • motionless
  • muggy
  • musty
  • stagnant
  • stale
  • stale-smelling
  • sticky
  • stifling
  • stuffy
  • suffocating
  • sultry
  • sweltering
  • sweltry
  • thick
  • tight
  • uncomfortable
  • unventilated
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