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rustic adj
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

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Latin rusticus



  1. country-styled or pastoral; rural
  2. unfinished or roughly finished work
  3. crude, rough
    rustic country where the sheep and cattle roamed freely


unfinished, roughly finished
crude, rough



  1. A person from a rural area.


Extensive Definition

Rustic can refer to:
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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Arcadian, Bauer, Spartan, agrarian, agrestic, agricultural, agriculturalist, agriculturist, agrologist, agronomist, apple knocker, artless, ascetic, austere, awkward, backwoods, backwoodsman, bald, bare, boor, boorish, bucolic, bumpkin, campestral, candid, clod, cloddish, clodhopper, clown, coffee-planter, collective farm worker, common, commonplace, countrified, country, country bumpkin, country cousin, countryman, countrywoman, crofter, cropper, crude, cultivator, direct, dirt farmer, dry, dry farmer, dull, exurbanite, farm, farm laborer, farmer, farmhand, frank, gawky, gentleman farmer, granger, greenhorn, grower, guileless, harvester, harvestman, haymaker, hayseed, hick, hillbilly, homely, homespun, husbandman, ingenuous, jay, kibbutznik, kolkhoznik, kulak, lean, looby, lout, loutish, lowland, lumpen, matter-of-fact, mossback, mountaineer, muzhik, naive, natural, neat, oaf, oafish, open, outland, pastoral, peasant, peasant holder, picker, plain, plain-speaking, plain-spoken, planter, plodding, plowboy, plowman, prosaic, prosing, prosy, provincial, pure, raiser, rancher, ranchman, reaper, redneck, ridge runner, rough, rube, rural, severe, sharecropper, simple, simple-speaking, sober, sower, spare, stark, straightforward, suburbanite, tea-planter, tenant farmer, tiller, tree farmer, truck farmer, unadorned, unaffected, uncomplicated, uncultivated, uncultured, ungainly, unimaginative, unmannerly, unpoetical, unpolished, unrefined, unsophisticated, unvarnished, upland, woodsy, yap, yeoman, yokel
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