earthy

[ur-thee]
adjective, earthier, earthiest.
1.
of the nature of or consisting of earth or soil.
2.
characteristic of earth: an earthy smell.
3.
realistic; practical.
4.
coarse or unrefined: an earthy sense of humor.
5.
direct; robust; unaffected: an earthy, generous woman.
6.
(of a mineral) having a dull luster and rough to the touch.
7.
Archaic. worldly; pertaining to the earth.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English erthy. See earth, -y1

earthily, adverb
earthiness, noun

earthly, earthy (see synonym study at earthly).


4. lusty, rough.


4. genteel, refined.
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earthy (ˈɜːθɪ)
 
adj , earthier, earthiest
1.  of, composed of, or characteristic of earth
2.  robust, lusty, or uninhibited
3.  unrefined, coarse, or crude
4.  an archaic word for worldly
5.  electrical engineering on the earthed side of an electrical circuit, but not necessarily with a direct current connection to earth
 
'earthily
 
adv
 
'earthiness
 
n

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earthy
in the fig. sense of "coarse, unrefined," 1590s, from earth + -y (2).
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Example sentences
His work is both artificial and natural, elegant and earthy.
Don't dare leave without trying one of these frosty, sweet, and slightly earthy
  gifts from the desert.
The weathered chunks exude a sweet, earthy aroma likened to tobacco, pine or
  mulch.
Earthy, contemplative colors reflected a new interest in ecology and nature.
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