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adjective as in corroded

adjective as in out of practice; inexperienced

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Example Sentences

One of the cheapest forms, it also has the advantage of being flavorless—other iron compounds can taste like a rusty pipe.

Miami was still shorthanded Wednesday and lost to Pittsburgh, but while Olaniyi was rusty in missing 10 of his 12 shots, he played 37 minutes and contributed seven points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals.

In a long downturn, workers’ skills get rusty and machinery deteriorates or becomes outdated.

From Fortune

Washington was more rusty than rested, and that trend continued.

Employers don't like to hire people with large gaps on their résumé, or whose skills might be outdated or rusty.

From Axios

But, still, week after week, Addison lived in a Dili hostel waiting for the rusty wheels of Timorese justice to set her free.

Across the world, a rusty World War II fort floats off the English coast.

Rusty and squeaky, in need of maintenance and oil, the tank had not lost its destructive skills.

But having taken six years away from the campaign trail, her political skills are naturally a bit rusty.

Of course, this causes the nail clippers to oxidize and the water turns rusty, but it boils.

When pneumonia occurs during the course of a chronic bronchitis, the characteristic rusty red sputum may not appear.

A student, showing the Museum at Oxford to a party, among other things produced a rusty sword.

Mademoiselle was poking at a rusty stove that smoked a little and warmed the room indifferently.

It stood on rusty broken rails which were nearly covered with dead leaves.

The exploring party started slowly down the rusty track, with the dog hopping happily on three legs.


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On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rusty, such as: decayed, oxidized, rust-covered, and rusted.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.