moldiness

moldy

[mohl-dee]
adjective, moldier, moldiest.
1.
overgrown or covered with mold.
2.
musty, as from decay or age.
3.
Informal. old-fashioned; outmoded: moldy ideas about higher education.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see mold2, -y1

moldiness, noun
unmoldy, adjective
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moldy (ˈməʊldɪ)
 
adj , moldier, moldiest
the US spelling of mouldy
 
'moldiness
 
n

mouldy or moldy (ˈməʊldɪ)
 
adj , (US) mouldier, mouldiest, moldier, moldiest
1.  covered with mould
2.  stale or musty, esp from age or lack of use
3.  slang boring; dull
 
moldy or moldy
 
adj
 
'mouldiness or moldy
 
n
 
'moldiness or moldy
 
n

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moldy
late 14c., from mold (2) + -y (2).
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