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Definition of musty:

  1. Dull; heavy; spiritless.
  2. 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.
  3. Spoiled by age; rank; stale.

Synonyms:

moldy, trite, foul, hackneyed, reeking, frowzy, funky, mouldy, stale, dry, shopworn, rotten, rotten, strong, stereotyped, frowsty, stinking, overused, timeworn, excite, new, reeky, rank, stinky, stenchy, spoiled, decrepit, warmed-over, nasty, unprogressive, clichéd, stereotypical, ripe, worn-out, well-worn, fetid, dusty, hackney, acrid, noisome, antediluvian, common, platitudinal, overworked, moth-eaten, bromidic, fusty, standpat, crumbling, stereotypic, hack, worn, obligatory, nonprogressive, malodorous, wasted, cliché, withered, banal, rancid, tired, frowsy, commonplace, icky, cobwebby, putrid, threadbare, platitudinous, hackneyed, usual, smelly, dull, corny, putrid, rank, high, commonplace.

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