Definition of fustiness in English:



  • See fusty

    • ‘The advent of television news, changing public tolerance for violence, and the increasing fustiness of newspaper owners were already conspiring to make this sort of rough-and-ready tabloid fare a thing of the past.’
    • ‘The fustiness of the Victorian era had been replaced by an unfamiliar severity.’
    • ‘In one of his occasional rants he contrasts pop's regenerative qualities with the fustiness of high culture.’
    • ‘And when you are entering your teens, making all that fuss about the adolescent equivalent of martini smacks of premature fustiness.’
    • ‘So she came of age in Victorian England, which is where people probably get the idea of her fustiness.’