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fusty

Pronunciation: /ˈfʌsti/

Translation of fusty in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [room] que huele a cerrado; [old clothes] que huele a húmedo
    Example sentences
    • I also parted with a large sum of money and came away with a 7 tightly wrapped bags containing a week's supply of something that smells old, fusty and a bit mouldering.
    • The ancient chairs and the stage area give out a fusty smell.
    • Yes, they may be a little fusty and they may smell of beer, but at least that won't give you cancer.
    1.2 (old-fashioned) [ideas/views] desfasado, trasnochado
    Example sentences
    • There's nothing musty or fusty about a passion for old, rare, or out-of-print books, Janette insists.
    • A growing number of abolitionists say it intimidates newcomers to court, gives self-importance to those who officiate there and makes the justice system look fusty, out of touch and just a little ridiculous.
    • Those vulnerable to infection perhaps need to understand that this is not just fusty old adults trying to stop their fun.

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Radio broadcasting in Spain began in the 1920s. The state-run Radio Nacional de España (RNE) was established during the Civil War. There are many private radio stations and they compete fiercely. Radio personalities are paid huge salaries, out of which they employ the staff for their programs.