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ˈdʌs tidusty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dusty, dust-coveredadjective

    covered with a layer of dust

    "a dusty pile of books"

  2. cold, stale, dusty, moth-eatenadjective

    lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new

    "moth-eaten theories about race"; "stale news"


  1. dustyadjective

    Covered with dust.

  2. dustyadjective

    powdery and resembling dust

  3. dustyadjective

    gray/grey in parts

  4. Etymology: Derived from dusty, from the tendency of persons engaged in the milling of flour to become covered with flour dust.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Dustyadjective

    Etymology: from dust.

    Arms and the dusty field I less admire,
    And soften strangely in some new desire. Dryden.

    Even drudgery himself,
    As at the car he sweats, or dusty hews
    The palace stone, looks gay. James Thomson, Summer, l. 1445.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dusty

    filled, covered, or sprinkled with dust; clouded with dust; as, a dusty table; also, reducing to dust

  2. Dusty

    like dust; of the color of dust; as a dusty white

  3. Etymology: [AS. dystig. See Dust.]


  1. Dusty

    Dusty is the second album of singer Dusty Springfield to be released in the USA. It was issued on the Philips Records label in 1964 and includes Springfield's hit singles "All Cried Out", "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself" and the double A-side "Guess Who?"/"Live It Up".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dusty in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dusty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of dusty in a Sentence

  1. Frank Gehrke:

    We'd be flying along at 10,000 feet, where there should be an abundant snowpack this time of year, and it's dry, dusty ground.

  2. Dorothea Brande:

    The author of genius does keep till his last breath the spontaneity, the ready sensitiveness, of a child, the "innocence of eye" that means so much to the painter, the ability to respond freshly and quickly to new scenes, and to old scenes as though they were new; to see traits and characteristics as though each were new-minted from the hand of God instead of sorting them quickly into dusty categories and pigeon-holing them without wonder or surprise; to feel situations so immediately and keenly that the word "trite" has hardly any meaning for him; and always to see "the correspondences between things" of which Aristotle spoke two thousand years ago.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.

  4. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    The power of young Joy, like that of young Love, does not travel far on the dusty road of life in general.

  5. Shohei Ohtani:

    I mean, as a starting pitcher, it is a special spot to start in the All-Star Game, that’s something that I shoot for and I would like to do, but I’m sure there’s other pitchers that have better numbers than me at this point. I tried my best to try to match up with them tonight and ultimately it’s up to Dusty Baker.

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