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Adjective
Having a stale, moldy, or damp smell
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“Hurrying into the heart of the library, the musty smell of old ink and rotting paper curled around her nostrils.”
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Aged, old-fashioned, or out of date
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“But why bring up a forgotten and musty argument, even if the protagonists were two of the most colorful and brilliant men of the nineteenth century?”
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Repeated often to the point of being stale or commonplace
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“Other passages lapse into the formal, musty prose of a nineteenth-century French novel.”
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Overly formal, pompous or conventional
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Dark, damp and humid
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