- of, relating to, or living in the country, as distinguished from towns or cities; rural.
- simple, artless, or unsophisticated.
- uncouth, rude, or boorish.
- made of roughly dressed limbs or roots of trees, as garden seats.
- (of stonework) having the surfaces rough or irregular and the joints sunken or beveled.
- a country person.
- an unsophisticated country person.
Origin of rustic
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Examples from the Web for rustic
He juices with vegetables, romances on Tinder, and shops for rustic furniture built with reclaimed materials.Trading Dime Bags for Salvador Dali
October 19, 2014
With a beautiful location and rustic charm, a weekend in Stowe, Vermont can cure any life woes…especially during the fall.A Healthy Dose of Vermont: Soaking Up Fall in the Mountains of Stowe
November 8, 2013
Inside, the rustic dinner tables were adorned with colorful tulips.CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards Honor the Next Big Designers
November 15, 2011
It was such a cool, quaint, and rustic spot, home to many of my most memorable meals.Fresh Picks
May 12, 2011
Ariane was born and raised in a two-star Michelin kitchen in Gascony, a rustic corner in Southwest France.The Queen of Foie Gras
David Lincoln Ross
December 29, 2010
Why else should they wander together in the woods, or be so lost in talk by rustic streams?The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
And presently the rustic young gamester is tossing somersets for a penny.The Shadow of a Crime
"I could play lovers a deal better," said the rustic cherub.Scaramouche
I found at the inn a young maid who spoke a sort of rustic Italian.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
And there were, about her, other suggestions of a rustic and homely nature.Falk
- of, characteristic of, or living in the country; rural
- having qualities ascribed to country life or people; simple; unsophisticatedrustic pleasures
- crude, awkward, or uncouth
- made of untrimmed branchesa rustic seat
- 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
- (of masonry) having a rusticated finish
- a person who comes from or lives in the country
- an unsophisticated, simple, or clownish person from the country
- Also called: rusticwork brick or stone having a rough finish
Word Origin and History for rustic
mid-15c., from Latin rusticus "of the country, rural; country-like, plain, simple, rough, coarse, awkward," from rus (genitive ruris) "open land, country" (see rural). Noun meaning "a country person, peasant" is from 1550s (also in classical Latin). Related: Rustical (early 15c.).