What is another word for musty?

Pronunciation: [mˈʌsti] (IPA)

Musty is a descriptive word used to refer to something that has a stale and unpleasant odor often associated with damp or old surroundings. Some of the synonyms for musty include moldy, dank, stuffy, stale, funky, rancid, and fetid. Moldy describes something that is covered or infiltrated by mold, while dank is used to describe a place that is dark, cold, and damp. Stuffy refers to air that is not fresh, and stale describes something that is no longer fresh. Funky and rancid also describe something that has a bad odor, while fetid describes something that is extremely foul-smelling. All these synonyms can be used in place of musty depending on the context.

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What are the hypernyms for Musty?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for musty?

Musty refers to a damp and unpleasant smell, often associated with old and neglected spaces. The opposite or antonym of musty is fresh, clean, or pleasant-smelling. A space that is well-ventilated and regularly cleaned tends to be fresh and pleasant to breathe in. Other antonyms for musty include modern, new, and well-maintained. Individuals can keep their homes free of musty odors by keeping rooms well-ventilated, using air purifiers, and replacing old and musty furniture or clothing. By employing the opposite of musty, individuals can create spaces that are welcoming and refreshing.

Usage examples for Musty

Now, however, having fully investigated everything on the place, he came to the conclusion that days and nights passed in the fresh air would be a hundredfold more beneficial for his only child than a stay in the musty rooms of the small local hotels.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Kent, still backing from the furnace of blazing hay, turned, and saw that the stable, with its roof of musty hay, was afire.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
He was still at Brockett's, still silent, shy, awkward, still poring over pages of "Reuben Hallard" and wondering whether any one would ever publish it-still spending so many hours in the old musty bookshop with Herr Gottfried's wild mop of hair coming so madly above the little counter.
"Fortitude"
Hugh Walpole

Famous quotes with Musty

  • The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased.
    Alexander Hamilton
  • The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself and can never be erased.
    Alexander Hamilton
  • Books remained as in the eighteenth century, the source of life, and as they came out — Thackeray, Dickens, Bulwer, Tennyson, Macaulay, Carlyle, and the rest — they were devoured; but as far as happiness went, the happiest hours of the boy's education were passed in summer lying on a musty heap of Congressional Documents in the old farmhouse at Quincy, reading "Quentin Durward," "Ivanhoe," and "The Talisman," and raiding the garden at intervals for peaches and pears. On the whole he learned most then.
    Henry Adams
  • The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.
    Alexander Hamilton
  • “The law,” he said, “is above the criminal and the judge, and rules them both. The law is inescapable, for an action is either lawful or unlawful. The law, indeed, may be said to have a life of its own, an existence quite apart from the finite lives of the beings who administer it. The law governs every aspect of human behavior; therefore, to the same extent that humans are lawful beings, the law is human. And being human, the law has its idiosyncrasies, just as a man has his. For a citizen who abides by the law, the law is distant and difficult to find. For those who reject and violate it, the law emerges from its musty sepulchers and goes in search of the transgressor.”
    Robert Sheckley

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