Definition of Rustic

1. Noun. An unsophisticated country person.

2. Adjective. Characteristic of rural life. "Rustic awkwardness"
Exact synonyms: Countrified, Countryfied
Similar to: Rural
Derivative terms: Rusticity

3. Adjective. Awkwardly simple and provincial. "The nightlife of Montmartre awed the unsophisticated tourists"
Exact synonyms: Bumpkinly, Hick, Unsophisticated
Similar to: Provincial
Derivative terms: Bumpkin, Rusticity

4. Adjective. Characteristic of the fields or country. "Rustic stone walls"
Exact synonyms: Agrestic
Similar to: Rural
Derivative terms: Rusticity

Definition of Rustic

1. a. Of or pertaining to the country; rural; as, the rustic gods of antiquity.

2. n. An inhabitant of the country, especially one who is rude, coarse, or dull; a clown.

Definition of Rustic

1. Adjective. country-styled or pastoral; rural ¹

2. Adjective. unfinished or roughly finished work ¹

3. Adjective. crude, rough ¹

4. Noun. A person from a rural area. ¹

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Definition of Rustic

1. one who lives in the country [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rustic

1. 1. Of or pertaining to the country; rural; as, the rustic gods of antiquity. "And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die." (Gray) "She had a rustic, woodland air." (Wordsworth) 2. Rude; awkward; rough; unpolished; as, rustic manners. "A rustic muse." 3. Coarse; plain; simple; as, a rustic entertainment; rustic dress. 4. Simple; artless; unadorned; unaffected. Rustic moth Summer houses, or furniture for summer houses, etc, made of rough limbs of trees fancifully arranged. Synonym: Rural, rude, unpolished, inelegant, untaught, artless, honest. See Rural. Origin: L. Rusticus, fr. Rus, ruris, the country: cf. F. Rustique. See Rural. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rustic

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Literary usage of Rustic

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1. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"And hands the rustic Stranger up to fame, 16. To rustic Agriculture did bequeath The broken, iron instruments of Death, . . Ib. 13. thy hardy sons of rustic ..."

2. English Synonyms and Antonyms: With Notes on the Correct Use of Prepositions by James Champlin Fernald (1914)
"ANTONYMS: beggarly contemptible mean poor servile slavish vile SYNONYMS: rustic agricultural coarse pastoral uncouth artless countrified plain unpolished ..."

3. The Woods and By-ways of New England by Wilson Flagg (1872)
"THE rustic LANE AND WOODSIDE. NATURE is greatly indebted to Art for many of her attractions, if it has not been exercised for the purpose which is effected ..."

4. A History of Criticism and Literary Taste in Europe from the Earliest Texts by George Saintsbury (1917)
"It is true, he Challenges says, that much of modern poetic style is false, " °^f-sux"^h and that some of the pleasure given by it is false and "rustic" ..."

5. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"Indeed, on this account it may be very properly introduced where rustic ... but from the large elze of the fruit and the rustic appearance of the tree, ..."

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