1. the condition of being coated or clogged with rust
Derivationally related forms: ↑rusty
Hypernyms: ↑condition, ↑status
2. ineptitude or awkwardness as a consequence of age or lack of practice

his rustiness showed when he was asked to speed up

Derivationally related forms: ↑rusty
Hypernyms: ↑awkwardness, ↑clumsiness, ↑ineptness, ↑ineptitude, ↑maladroitness, ↑slowness

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