Examples of mousy in a Sentence
The movie is a fantasy about a mousy housewife who is transformed into a glamorous star.
a mousy little girl who hid behind her mother the entire time we were there
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His mousy brown hair, rounded specs and layers of tweeds and wool lets his real acting heft shine through.
Kimberly Richardson portrays our nameless protagonist, a mousy thing whose chief occupation is acting out old-style detective stories on a dollhouse-scale stage.
But now Madisson, whose character is mousy, bookish, and one moment away from taking off her glasses and letting down her hair to become a real threat, is back home for good and definitely looking to rekindle a relationship with Alex.
Where Spicer’s professions of praise for the president always seemed mousy, pleading, perhaps a little browbeaten, Scaramucci brought the sincere sycophancy that comes from truly adoring Donald Trump.
Meet mousy Lenny (Therese Plaehn), who has spent her life cleaning up other people’s messes and getting more bitter each day, particularly tending to their elderly grandfather.
Either the lovers discover their true affinity through their intelligence and humor or, as mousy Jane does with fierce Mr. Rochester, the heroine tames her man by helping cure him of his anger, depression, self-loathing, trauma.
As played by Stone, King is somewhat mousy and shy in private, and even-handed and friendly in public.
Abbi’s on the lookout for a bestie much in the way that another show’s version of her mousy-millennial archetype might be on the lookout for a boyfriend.
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First Known Use of mousy
Synonymsfainthearted, fearful, fearsome, shy (or mousey), scary, skittish, timid, timorous, tremulous
Antonymsadventuresome, adventurous, audacious, bold, daring, dashing, gutsy, hardy, venturesome, venturous
Related Wordschicken, chickenhearted, chicken-livered, cowardly, craven, dastardly, gutless, lily-livered, milk-livered [archaic], poltroon, pusillanimous, spineless, unheroic, yellow; jittery, jumpy, spooky; anxious, apprehensive, nervous; afraid, alarmed, horrified, panicked, panicky, panic-stricken, scared, shocked, spooked, startled, terrified, terrorized, unnerved
Near Antonymsbrave, courageous, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, greathearted, heroic (also heroical), intrepid, lionhearted, stalwart, stout, stouthearted, undaunted, valiant, valorous; assured, confident, self-assured, self-confident; determined, firm, game, plucky, resolute, undeterred, unflinching, unswerving; mettlesome, spirited, spunky
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