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DUSTY (dustier, dustiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dusty mean? 

DUSTY (adjective)
  The adjective DUSTY has 2 senses:

1. covered with a layer of dust
2. lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new

  Familiarity information: DUSTY used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DUSTY (adjective)

Sense 1dusty [BACK TO TOP]


Covered with a layer of dust


dust-covered; dusty

Context example:

a dusty pile of books


dirty; soiled; unclean (soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime)

Sense 2dusty [BACK TO TOP]


Lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new


dusty; stale; moth-eaten

Context example:

moth-eaten theories about race


unoriginal (not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual)

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