Definition of Earthy

1. Adjective. Conspicuously and tastelessly indecent. "Full of language so vulgar it should have been edited"

Exact synonyms: Crude, Gross, Vulgar
Similar to: Indecent
Derivative terms: Crudeness, Crudity, Grossness, Vulgarity

2. Adjective. Not far removed from or suggestive of nature. "Earthy smells of new-mown grass"
Similar to: Natural

3. Adjective. Hearty and lusty. "An earthy enjoyment of life"
Similar to: Uninhibited

4. Adjective. Of or consisting of or resembling earth. "Only a little earthy bank separates me from the edge of the ocean"
Partainyms: Earth
Derivative terms: Earth

5. Adjective. Sensible and practical. "Her earthy common sense"
Exact synonyms: Down-to-earth
Similar to: Realistic

Definition of Earthy

1. a. Consisting of, or resembling, earth; terrene; earthlike; as, earthy matter.

Definition of Earthy

1. Adjective. Resembling dirt or soil (i.e. earth). ¹

2. Adjective. Down to earth, un-artificed, natural. ¹

3. Adjective. Like or resembling the earth or of the earth. ¹

4. Adjective. Covered with earth (mud, dirt). ¹

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Definition of Earthy

1. composed of, resembling, or suggestive of earth [adj EARTHIER, EARTHIEST]

Medical Definition of Earthy

1. 1. Consisting of, or resembling, earth; terrene; earthlike; as, earthy matter. "How pale she looks, And of an earthy cold!" (Shak) "All over earthy, like a piece of earth." (Tennyson) 2. Of or pertaining to the earth or to, this world; earthly; terrestrial; carnal. "Their earthy charge." "The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy." (1 Cor. Xv. 47, 48 (Rev. Ver)) "Earthy spirits black and envious are." (Dryden) 3. Gross; low; unrefined. "Her earthy and abhorred commands." 4. Without luster, or dull and roughish to the touch; as, an earthy fracture. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Earthy

earthy (current term)
earthy water

Literary usage of Earthy

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1. A System of Chemistry by Thomas Thomson (1810)
"The first order comprehends under it all the combinations composed entirely of earthy bodies, or of earthy bodies united with ... ORDER I. earthy STONES. ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1883)
"51.04 or earthy Matter, Carbonate of lime Fluoride of calcium. Phosphate of magnesia Soda and chloride of sodium Some chemists add to this about 1 per cent, ..."

3. The Morbid Anatomy of Some of the Most Important Parts of the Human Body by Matthew Baillie, James Wardrop (1833)
"77<e Uterus Changed into an earthy Substance. THE uterus has also been known to be converted into an earthy substance. J It is probably of the same kind ..."

4. Science for the School and Family by Worthington Hooker (1865)
"A large proportion of the earthy minerals are silicates of the earths alumina, lime, magnesia, etc. These earths, as you learned in Part II., ..."

5. The Metallurgy of Iron and Steel: Theoretical and Practical: in All Its by Henry Stafford Osborn (1869)
"earthy Carbonate Ores, and Calcareous Carbonate Ores, Impure earthy Limestone Ores. These ores are variously composed, as above suggested under ARGILLACEOUS ..."

6. A Manual of clinical diagnosis by means of laboratory methods, for students by Charles Edmund Simon (1902)
"Separate Estimation of the earthy and Alkaline Phosphates. — If the alkaline and earthy phosphates are to be determined separately, the total amount of P2O5 ..."

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