dusty

adjective \ ˈdəs-tē \

Definition of dusty

dustier; dustiest
1 :covered or abounding with dust
2 :consisting of dust :powdery
3 :resembling dust
4 :lacking vitality :dry
  • dusty scholarship
5 British :unsatisfactory used especially in the phrases dusty answer and not so dusty

dustily

play \ˈdəs-tə-lē\ adverb

dustiness

play \-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of dusty in a Sentence

  1. He pulled dusty candlesticks from the shelf.

  2. His new tie is a dusty blue.

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First Known Use of dusty

13th century

dusty Synonyms


DUSTY Defined for English Language Learners

dusty

adjective

Definition of dusty for English Language Learners

  • : filled or covered with dust

  • : slightly gray : somewhat dark or dull in color


DUSTY Defined for Kids

dusty

adjective \ ˈdə-stē \

Definition of dusty for Students

dustier; dustiest
1 :filled or covered with dust
2 :resembling dust
  • dusty soil


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