1 characteristic of rural life; "countrified clothes"; "rustic awkwardness" [syn: countrified, countryfied]
2 awkwardly simple and provincial; "bumpkinly country boys"; "rustic farmers"; "a hick town"; "the nightlife of Montmartre awed the unsophisticated tourists" [syn: bumpkinly, hick, unsophisticated]
3 used of idealized country life; "a country life of arcadian contentment"; "a pleasant bucolic scene"; "charming in its pastoral setting"; "rustic tranquility" [syn: arcadian, bucolic, pastoral]
4 characteristic of the fields or country; "agrestic simplicity"; "rustic stone walls" [syn: agrestic] n : an unsophisticated country person
- Rhymes: -ʌstɪk
- Dutch: landelijk
unfinished, roughly finished
- late 1700s — Robert
Behold, My Love, How Green the Groves
- The Princely revel may survey Our rustic dance wi' scorn.
- 1818 — Mary
Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus Ch. I
- With his permission my mother prevailed on her rustic guardians to yield their charge to her. They were fond of the sweet orphan. Her presence had seemed a blessing to them, but it would be unfair to her to keep her in poverty and want when Providence afforded her such powerful protection.
- 1820 — Washington
Life in England in
The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon
- To this mingling of cultivated and rustic society may also be attributed the rural feeling that runs through British literature.
- A person from a rural area.
- 1906 — Arthur
Conan Doyle, Sir Nigel, Ch
- The King looked at the motionless figure, at the little crowd of hushed expectant rustics beyond the bridge, and finally at the face of Chandos, which shone with amusement.
- 1927-29 — Mahatma
An Autobiography or The Story of my Experiments with Truth,
Part V, The Stain of Indigo, translated 1940 by Mahadev
- Thus this ignorant, unsophisticated but resolute agriculturist captured me. So early in 1917, we left Calcutta for Champaran, looking just like fellow rustics.
Rustic can refer to:
- Rustic, Toronto, a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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