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Meaning of RUSTIC

Pronunciation:  'rustuk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an unsophisticated country person
  2. [adj]  awkwardly simple and provincial; "bumpkinly country boys"; "rustic farmers"; "a hick town"; "the nightlife of Montmartre awed the unsophisticated tourists"
  3. [adj]  characteristic of the fields or country; "agrestic simplicity"; "rustic stone walls"
  4. [adj]  used of idealized country life; "a country life of arcadian contentment"; "a pleasant bucolic scene"; "charming in its pastoral setting"; "rustic tranquility"
  5. [adj]  characteristic of rural life; "countrified clothes"; "rustic awkwardness"

RUSTIC is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: agrestic, arcadian, bucolic, bumpkinly, countrified, countryfied, hick, pastoral, provincial, rural, unsophisticated
 See Also: bucolic, bumpkin, bushwhacker, chawbacon, common man, common person, commoner, coon, countryman, countrywoman, cracker, hayseed, hick, hillbilly, peasant, provincial, redneck, rube, woodman, woodsman, yahoo, yokel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
             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.'' --Spenser.
    3. Coarse; plain; simple; as, a rustic entertainment; rustic
    4. Simple; artless; unadorned; unaffected. --Pope.
    {Rustic moth} (Zo["o]l.), any moth belonging to {Agrotis} and
       allied genera. Their larv[ae] are called cutworms. See
    {Rustic work}.
       (a) (Arch.) Cut stone facing which has the joints worked
           with grooves or channels, the face of each block
           projecting beyond the joint, so that the joints are
           very conspicuous.
       (b) (Arch. & Woodwork) Summer houses, or furniture for
           summer houses, etc., made of rough limbs of trees
           fancifully arranged.
    Syn: Rural; rude; unpolished; inelegant; untaught; awkward;
         rough; coarse; plain; unadorned; simple; artless;
         honest. See {Rural}.
  2. \Rus"tic\, n.
    1. An inhabitant of the country, especially one who is rude,
       coarse, or dull; a clown.
             Hence to your fields, you rustics! hence, away.
    2. A rural person having a natural simplicity of character or
       manners; an artless, unaffected person. [Poetic]