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English definition of “fusty”

fusty

adjective uk   /ˈfʌs.ti/ disapproving us  

fusty adjective (SMELL)

not fresh and smelling unpleasant especially because of being left slightly wet: This room smells a bit fusty - I think I'll just open a window.

fusty adjective (OLD-FASHIONED)

old-fashioned in ideas and beliefs: Rupert's father belongs to some fusty old gentleman's club in London where they don't allow women in.
(Definition of fusty from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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