Definition of dusty
- dusty scholarship
He pulled dusty candlesticks from the shelf.
His new tie is a dusty blue.
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arid, boring, colorless, drab, dreary, drudging, dry, dull, flat, heavy, ho-hum, humdrum, jading, jejune, leaden, mind-numbing, monochromatic, monotonous, numbing, old, pedestrian, ponderous, slow, stale, stodgy, stuffy, stupid, tame, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting, wearisome, weary, wearying;
blank, earthbound, gray (also grey), inanimate, pallid, pedantic, sterile, suspenseless, undramatic, uneventful, unexciting, unimaginative, uninspiring, unnewsworthy, unrewarding, unsensational, unspectacular;
: filled or covered with dust
: slightly gray : somewhat dark or dull in color
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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