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[kuhn-truh-fahyd] /ˈkʌn trəˌfaɪd/
rustic or rural in appearance, conduct, etc.:
a countrified person; a countrified area amid the suburbs.
not sophisticated or cosmopolitan; provincial.
Also, countryfied.
Origin of countrified
First recorded in 1645-55; countrify + -ed2
Related forms
countrifiedness, noun
uncountrified, adjective


[kuhn-truh-fahy] /ˈkʌn trəˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), countrified, countrifying.
to make countrified.
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  • It was still a quiet and beautiful little bay with only one countrified inn standing close to the shore.

    Susan Amy Walton
  • Fanny did n't say "countrified," but she meant it, and Polly felt uncomfortable.

    An Old-fashioned Girl Louisa May Alcott
  • She says it's just because we live down East here that we are so countrified.

    Quicksilver Sue Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
  • Is not that like nobody on earth but sweet, slow, obstinate, countrified Aunt Ann?

    Against Odds Lawrence L. Lynch
  • Mme. Rosémilly was quite sweet in this costume, with an unexpected charm of countrified audacity.

  • There are five thousand people in this old, faded, countrified town.

    Afloat on the Ohio Reuben Gold Thwaites
  • Tall, angular, countrified, he personified the popular conception of a Connecticut yankee.

    The Heritage of the Hills Arthur P. Hankins
  • Paris still bewildered him like some countrified boor on his first visit.

    Artists' Wives Alphonse Daudet
  • "Loaned her the money," answered Maria, a certain pity in her voice for one so green and countrified.

    Abijah's Bubble F. Hopkinson Smith
  • One of them was ungraceful, being fat and countrified, so all were laughing at her.

British Dictionary definitions for countrified


in the style, manners, etc, of the country; rural
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for countrified

1650s, from country + past participle form of -fy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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