Mus"ty (?), a. [Compar. Mustier (?); superl. Mustiest.] [From L. mustum must; or perh. fr. E. moist. Cf. Must, n., Moist.]

1.

Having the rank, pungent, offencive odor and taste which substances of organic origin acquire during warm, moist weather; foul or sour and fetid; moldy; as, musty corn; musty books.

Harvey.

2.

Spoiled by age; rank; stale.

The proverb is somewhat musty. Shak.

3.

Dull; heavy; spiritless.

"That he may not grow musty and unfit for conversation."

Addison.

 

© Webster 1913.

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