rustic

rustic ADJECTIVE 1) of or characteristic of life in the country. 2) having a simplicity and charm that is considered typical of the countryside. 3) (of furniture) made of rough branches or timber.
NOUN often derogatory an unsophisticated country person.
DERIVATIVES rustically adverb rusticity noun.
ORIGIN Latin rusticus, from rus 'the country' .

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  • Rustic — Rus tic, a. [L. rusticus, fr. rus, ruris, the country: cf. F. rustique. See {Rural}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the country; rural; as, the rustic gods of antiquity. Rustic lays. Milton. [1913 Webster] And many a holy text around she strews, That… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rustic — RÚSTIC, Ă, rustici, ce, adj. De la ţară, ca la ţară, imitând anumite aspecte ale vieţii de ţară; câmpenesc. ♦ Cu suprafaţă brută, nefinisată. ♦ fig. Necioplit, grosolan, neşlefuit. – Din fr. rustique, lat. rusticus. Trimis de ana zecheru,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Rustic — can refer to:In zoology: * The Rustic, a noctuid moth * The Rustic ( Cupha erymanthis ), a nymphalid butterflyIn geography: * Rustic, Toronto, a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, CanadaIn architecture: * National Park Service Rustic, an… …   Wikipedia

  • rustic — [adj1] country, rural agrarian, agricultural, Arcadian, artless, austere, bucolic, countrified, homely, homespun, homey, honest, natural, outland, pastoral, picturesque, plain, primitive, provincial, simple, sylvan, unaffected, unpolished,… …   New thesaurus

  • rustic — [rus′tik] adj. [LME rustyk < MFr rustique < L rusticus < rus, the country: see RURAL] 1. of or living in the country, as distinguished from cities or towns; rural 2. lacking refinement, elegance, polish, or sophistication; specif., a)… …   English World dictionary

  • Rustic — Rus tic, n. 1. An inhabitant of the country, especially one who is rude, coarse, or dull; a clown. [1913 Webster] Hence to your fields, you rustics! hence, away. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. A rural person having a natural simplicity of character or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rustic — index inelegant, ingenuous, simple, uncouth Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • rustic — (adj.) mid 15c., from L. rusticus, from rus (gen. ruris) open land, country (see RURAL (Cf. rural)). Noun meaning a country person, peasant is from mid 16c …   Etymology dictionary

  • rustic — *rural, pastoral, bucolic …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • rustic — I. adjective also rustical Etymology: Middle English rustik, from Latin rusticus, from rus open land more at room Date: 15th century 1. of, relating to, or suitable for the country ; rural < rustic rolling farmland > 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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