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commonness

Synonyms:

acceptance, averageness, bawdiness, bawdry, chasteness, circulation, cliche, commonality, commonalty, commonplace.
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Correct spelling:
musty
Definition:
Dull; heavy; spiritless.

Synonyms:

adjective
close
muggy, stale-smelling, choky, sweltry, unventilated.
foul-smelling
malodorous.
fusty
fusty, frowsty, stinky, mildewy, stinkiest.
odorous
honeyed, miasmic, sweet-scented, scent-laden, odoriferous, olfactive, olfactory, sweet-smelling, Perfumatory, Savorous, Scentful, skunky, effluvious, odoriferant, perfumy, tumaceous, whiffy.
outmoded
horse and buggy, anachronistic, dinosaur, disused, fossilized.
passe
passer.
rancid
putrefactive, carious, curdled, feculent, putrescent, Nidorous, Olid, evil-smelling.
rank
Graveolent, strong-smelling.
sour
sourish, with a kick, acetose, vinegary.
stuffy
puffy, self-important, humorless, prim and proper.
stuffy, aged
airless, ancient, antediluvian, antique, dank, decayed, decrepit, dirty, dried-out, dry, fetid, filthy, frowzy, malodorous, moldy, moth-eaten, noisome, old, putrid, rotten, smelly, spoiled, squalid, stale, stuffy, Mildewed, Crumbling, mildewy.
threadbare
imitative, cliched, well-worn, wornout.
unoriginal
predictable.
worn-out, clichéd
antiquated, banal, common, commonplace, dull, hackneyed, hoary, obsolete, shopworn, stereotypical, threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, warmed-over, worn, old-fashioned, old hat.
noun
musty
frowsty, fusty, malodorous, moldy, mouldy, stale.
spoiled
putrid, rank, rotten, spoiled.
trite
common, commonplace, dull, hackneyed, worn.
verb
dirty
squalid.
Examples of usage:
  1. If the lightning had struck my ore beds I would probably have painted and papered some musty back room in the village and lived a respectable life. – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  2. The room into which she showed him was dark, and had the musty smell of the unpopular front parlour. – A Daughter of the Vine by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  3. I've given you this 'tirade' to show you exactly how I feel- that it's not any question of sin or guilt or any musty old rubbish like that! – His Family by Ernest Poole
  4. Only a very moderate living, all the grapes we could eat, and a few bottles of musty old wine. – Master of the Vineyard by Myrtle Reed
  5. It had a musty smell, just a hint of the prison pen at noon time, and McCartney shuddered. – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train

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