A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-duhst]
    • /əˈdʌst/
    • /ə.ˈdʌst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-duhst]
    • /əˈdʌst/

Definitions of adust word

  • adjective adust dried up or darkened by heat; burnt or scorched 3
  • adjective adust gloomy or melancholy 3
  • adjective adust scorched; burned 3
  • adjective adust parched 3
  • adjective adust sunburned 3
  • adjective adust sallow and melancholy 3

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Origin of adust

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin adustus (past participle of adūrere), equivalent to ad- ad- + us- (base of ūrere to burn) + -tus past participle suffix

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Parts of speech for Adust


adust popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

adust usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for adust

adj adust

  • brown — Something that is brown is the colour of earth or of wood.
  • burned — having been cheated in a sale of drugs
  • sunburnt — inflammation of the skin caused by overexposure to the sun or a sunlamp.
  • suntanned — having a suntan: suntanned strollers on the boardwalk.

adjective adust

  • tanned — to convert (a hide) into leather, especially by soaking or steeping in a bath prepared from tanbark or synthetically.

Antonyms for adust

adj adust

  • pale — light-colored or lacking in color: a pale complexion; his pale face; a pale child. lacking the usual intensity of color due to fear, illness, stress, etc.: She looked pale and unwell when we visited her in the nursing home.
  • pallid — pale; faint or deficient in color; wan: a pallid countenance.

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