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RUSTIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rustic mean? 

RUSTIC (noun)
  The noun RUSTIC has 1 sense:

1. an unsophisticated country person

  Familiarity information: RUSTIC used as a noun is very rare.


RUSTIC (adjective)
  The adjective RUSTIC has 4 senses:

1. characteristic of rural life
2. awkwardly simple and provincial
3. used of idealized country life
4. characteristic of the fields or country

  Familiarity information: RUSTIC used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RUSTIC (noun)


Sense 1rustic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An unsophisticated country person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("rustic" is a kind of...):

common man; common person; commoner (a person who holds no title)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rustic"):

coon (an eccentric or undignified rustic)

countryman; ruralist (a man who lives in the country and has country ways)

countrywoman (a woman who lives in the country and has country ways)

bushwhacker; hillbilly (a disparaging term for an unsophisticated person)

bucolic; peasant; provincial (a country person)

cracker; redneck (a poor white person in the southern United States)

woodman; woodsman (someone who lives in the woods)

bumpkin; chawbacon; hayseed; hick; rube; yahoo; yokel (not very intelligent or interested in culture)


RUSTIC (adjective)


Sense 1rustic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characteristic of rural life

Synonyms:

countrified; countryfied; rustic

Context examples:

countrified clothes / rustic awkwardness

Similar:

rural (living in or characteristic of farming or country life)


Sense 2rustic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Awkwardly simple and provincial

Synonyms:

bumpkinly; hick; rustic; unsophisticated

Context examples:

bumpkinly country boys / rustic farmers / a hick town / the nightlife of Montmartre awed the unsophisticated tourists

Similar:

provincial (characteristic of the provinces or their people)


Sense 3rustic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Used of idealized country life

Synonyms:

bucolic; arcadian; pastoral; rustic

Context examples:

a country life of arcadian contentment / a pleasant bucolic scene / charming in its pastoral setting / rustic tranquility

Similar:

rural (living in or characteristic of farming or country life)


Sense 4rustic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characteristic of the fields or country

Synonyms:

agrestic; rustic

Context examples:

agrestic simplicity / rustic stone walls

Similar:

rural (living in or characteristic of farming or country life)


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