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Definition of DUSTY

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dusty \dust"y\ (d[u^]st"[y^]), a. [Compar. {Dustier} (d[u^]st"[i^]*[~e]r); superl. {Dustiest} (d[u^]st"[i^]*[e^]st).] [AS. dystig. See {Dust}.]
     1. Filled, covered, or sprinkled with dust; clouded with dust; as, a dusty table; a dusty attic; also, reducing to dust. [1913 Webster]

              And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death.               --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. Like dust; of the color of dust; as, a dusty white. [1913 Webster]

     {Dusty miller} (Bot.), a plant ({Cineraria maritima}); -- so called because of the ashy-white coating of its leaves. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

216 Moby Thesaurus words for "dusty":
     Quaker-colored, Saharan, acier, anhydrous, arid, ashen, ashy, athirst, barren, blah, blank, bloodless, bone-dry, branny, broken-record, bromidic, canescent, chalklike, chalky, characterless, cinereous, colorless, comminute, comminuted, crumbling, crushed, dapple, dapple-gray, dappled, dappled-gray, dead, desert, detrital, detrited, dilapidated, dingy, dirty, disintegrated, dismal, dove-colored, dove-gray, draggy, drearisome, dreary, droughty, dry, dry as dust, dryasdust, dull, effete, efflorescent, elephantine, empty, etiolated, everlasting, fade, farinaceous, fine, flaky, flat, floury, furfuraceous, fusty, glaucescent, glaucous, gone to dust, gone to seed, grated, gray, gray-black, gray-brown, gray-colored, gray-drab, gray-green, gray-spotted, gray-toned, gray-white, grayed, grayish, grimy, griseous, grizzle, grizzled, grizzly, ground, grubby, grungy, harping, heavy, high and dry, ho-hum, hollow, humdrum, impalpable, inane, inexcitable, insipid, invariable, iron-gray, jejune, jog-trot, juiceless, lead-gray, leaden, levigated, lifeless, like parchment, livid, long-winded, low-spirited, mealy, messy, mildewed, milled, miry, moldering, moldy, monotonous, moss-grown, moth-eaten, mouse-colored, mouse-gray, mousy, muddy, musty, pale, pallid, pearl, pearl-gray, pearly, pedestrian, pestled, plodding, pointless, poky, ponderous, powdered, powdery, prolix, pulverant, pulverized, pulverulent, reduced to powder, road-weary, ruined, ruinous, rusty, sad, sandy, sapless, scaly, scobicular, scobiform, scruffy, scurfy, sharded, shredded, silver, silver-gray, silvered, silvery, singsong, slate-colored, slaty, slovenly, slow, smirchy, smoke-gray, smoky, smudgy, smutchy, smutty, snuffy, sober, solemn, somber, sooty, spiritless, stale, steel-gray, steely, sterile, stiff, stodgy, stone-colored, stuffy, superficial, tasteless, taupe, tedious, thirsting, thirsty, time-scarred, timeworn, travel-jaded, travel-sated, travel-stained, travel-weary, travel-worn, treadmill, triturated, undamped, uneventful, uninteresting, unlively, untidy, unvarying, unwatered, vapid, waterless, way-weary, wayworn, weariful, wearisome, wooden, worn


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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