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painty

[ peyn-tee ]
/ ˈpeɪn ti /
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adjective, paint·i·er, paint·i·est.
of, coated with, or soiled with paint: a painty finish; painty overalls.
having a crudely or clumsily painted surface: The stage set consisted chiefly of painty scenery.
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Origin of painty

First recorded in 1865–70; paint + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM painty

paint·i·ness, noun
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How to use painty in a sentence

  • He admitted that fanlights, and white shutters against rosy brick, were more homelike than a painty wooden box.

    Main Street|Sinclair Lewis
  • Now the least notable of them, the most painty, the most slovenly, would look somehow like a shadow of Robert.

    At His Gates, Vol. 3(of 3)|Margaret Oliphant
  • I figured I could do with a breath of less grease-painty air.

    No Great Magic|Fritz Reuter Leiber
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