unrustically

rustic

[ruhs-tik]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or living in the country, as distinguished from towns or cities; rural.
2.
simple, artless, or unsophisticated.
3.
uncouth, rude, or boorish.
4.
made of roughly dressed limbs or roots of trees, as garden seats.
5.
(of stonework) having the surfaces rough or irregular and the joints sunken or beveled.
noun
6.
a country person.
7.
an unsophisticated country person.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin rūsticus, equivalent to rūs the country (see rural) + -ticus adj. suffix

rustical, adjective
rustically, rusticly, adverb
rusticalness, rusticness, noun
nonrustic, adjective
nonrustically, adverb
unrustic, adjective
unrustically, adverb


1. See rural.


1. urban.
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rustic (ˈrʌstɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, characteristic of, or living in the country; rural
2.  having qualities ascribed to country life or people; simple; unsophisticated: rustic pleasures
3.  crude, awkward, or uncouth
4.  made of untrimmed branches: a rustic seat
5.  denoting or characteristic of a style of furniture popular in England in the 18th and 19th centuries, in which the legs and feet of chairs, tables, etc, were made to resemble roots, trunks, and branches of trees
6.  (of masonry) having a rusticated finish
 
n
7.  a person who comes from or lives in the country
8.  an unsophisticated, simple, or clownish person from the country
9.  Also called: rusticwork brick or stone having a rough finish
 
[C16: from Old French rustique, from Latin rūsticus, from rūs the country]
 
'rustically
 
adv
 
rusticity
 
n

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rustic
1440, from L. rusticus, from rus (gen. ruris) "open land, country" (see rural). Noun meaning "a country person, peasant" is from c.1550.
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