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MOUSY (mousier, mousiest)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does mousy mean? 

MOUSY (adjective)
  The adjective MOUSY has 3 senses:

1. quiet and timid and ineffectual
2. infested with mice
3. of something having a drab pale brown color resembling a mouse

  Familiarity information: MOUSY used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MOUSY (adjective)


Sense 1mousy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Quiet and timid and ineffectual

Synonyms:

mousy; mousey

Similar:

timid (showing fear and lack of confidence)


Sense 2mousy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Infested with mice

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

mousey; mousy

Pertainym:

mouse (any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails)


Sense 3mousy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of something having a drab pale brown color resembling a mouse

Synonyms:

mouse-colored; mouselike; mousey; mousy

Context examples:

a mousy brownish-grey color / mousy hair / mouse-colored hair

Similar:

chromatic (being or having or characterized by hue)


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