Definition of musty
- musty wine
- The cellar was musty.
a dark and musty basement
the musty prose of writers who use the same expressions over and over
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boring, colorless, drab, dreary, dry, dull, dusty, flat, heavy, humdrum, leaden, monotonous, numbing, old, pedestrian, ponderous, prosaic, stodgy, stuffy, tame, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting, vapid, wearisome, weary, wearying;
: having a bad smell because of wetness, old age, or lack of fresh air
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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