- the state or quality of being rustic.
- rural character or life.
Origin of rusticity
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Examples from the Web for rusticity
It was amazing how a lady born and bred could degenerate in the rusticity of Dauphiny.St. Martin's Summer
But after a very few years he relapsed into rusticity of dress and manners.Zoonomia, Vol. II</p>
The rusticity of his previous occupation and breeding was upon him.Ulysses S. Grant
Prince Villari remarked it, and supposed that the fit of rusticity was not yet over.The Rubicon
E. F. Benson
His landscapes have always the smell of the earth, and they smack of rusticity.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 2 (of 4)
Word Origin and History for rusticity
1530s, from Middle French rusticite (15c.), from Latin rusticitatem (nominative rusticitas) "country life," from rusticus (see rustic (adj.)).
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