adjective, dustier, dustiest.
filled, covered, or clouded with or as with dust.
of the nature of dust; powdery.
of the color of dust; having a grayish cast.

1175–1225; Middle English; see dust, -y1

dustily, adverb
dustiness, noun
undusty, adjective
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dusty (ˈdʌstɪ)
adj , dustier, dustiest
1.  covered with or involving dust
2.  like dust in appearance or colour
3.  (of a colour) tinged with grey; pale: dusty pink
4.  a dusty answer an unhelpful or bad-tempered reply
5.  informal not so dusty not too bad; fairly well: often in response to the greeting how are you?

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Word Origin & History

early 13c., from dust + -y (2).
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Example sentences
Be warned it is still the desert so it gets brutally hot in the summer and is
  always dusty.
It was as stifling as before, but he eagerly drank in the stinking, dusty town
The country wore the same aspect, till at last the fine green turf became more
  wearisome than a dusty turnpike road.
Desert meets desert, and one dusty small town rubs up against another.
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