fusty fusty

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) stale and unclean smelling
  2. (adj) old-fashioned and out of date

Usage(s):

  1. Shanghai's budding stock market and burgeoning financial community were supposed to be the future; Hong Kong, the fusty remnant of a colonial past.
  2. Big chains put new zip into a fusty trade Once upon a time book retailing was about as exciting as watching haircuts.
  3. To baby boomers the Masons are a fusty memory.

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  1. Speaking at Cannes last week, Campion told reporters: "We did look at Keats House but museums have a way of being a little bit fusty and not retaining their atmosphere because they keep them up so well," she explained ahead of the world premiere...
    on May 18, 2009 By: Jane Campion Source: Hampstead and Highgate Express

  2. "We have to dust off the fusty image of good manners," says PM Forni of Johns Hopkins University, author of The Civility Solution: What to Do When People Are Rude. "The best technique now is to present civility as an invaluable tool for the...
    on Apr 10, 2009 By: Johns Hopkins Source: Globe and Mail

  3. "The RI was a charming but fusty old institution and it needed to change and that meant taking big decisions about the way it works and its finances. We hope it will become the premier London venue for scientists, people who want to learn about...
    on Apr 5, 2008 By: Susan Greenfield Source: Times Online

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