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.
- rus·ti·cal, adjective
- rus·ti·cal·ly, rus·tic·ly, adverb
- rus·ti·cal·ness, rus·tic·ness, noun
- non·rus·tic, adjective
- non·rus·ti·cal·ly, adverb
- un·rus·tic, adjective
- un·rus·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use rustic in a sentence
The wood is reclaimed so the look is rustic, and may include a few inconsistencies.
I’d hoped she would approve of my rustic addition to our home.
It’s is a mix of 29 traditional hotel rooms and 72 rustic cabins and multiroom units, all of which surround a main lodge building with a dining room and a taproom.The Ultimate Shenandoah National Park Travel Guide | Graham Averill | October 7, 2020 | Outside Online
While more upscale than Big Meadows thanks to a recent renovation, Skyland also offers small one-bedroom cabins that are more rustic.The Ultimate Shenandoah National Park Travel Guide | Graham Averill | October 7, 2020 | Outside Online
Small in size, this potted plant is a stylish option—with its attractive rustic handmade concrete pot.The best faux plants to bring a little green to your home or office | PopSci Commerce Team | October 5, 2020 | Popular-Science
He juices with vegetables, romances on Tinder, and shops for rustic furniture built with reclaimed materials.
It has a lovely rustic feel with plank wooden floors and uncovered fireplaces.The Hell of the Hamptons: Why the Exclusive Hotspot Is a Mind-Numbing Drag | Robert Gold | August 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Accommodation is provided on-site, in a log cabin that's either charmingly or alarmingly rustic, depending on your tastes.Get Cultured on Your Weekend Getaway: Best Trips for Art Lovers | Condé Nast Traveler | January 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | William O’Connor | November 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
A rustic-chic silver-mining town of about 2,500 people, Telluride is surrounded on all sides by red-faced mountains.Telluride Film Festival Kicks Off Oscar Season: Bill Murray, Ben Affleck & More | Marlow Stern | September 4, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
They found the old woman alone, knitting in her rustic chair in her floral bower on the roof.The Garret and the Garden | R.M. Ballantyne
A very pretty picture in a frame-work of brown and green, thought the old man in the rustic chair on the piazza.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
This rustic porch, overhung with luxuriant vines, evidently served as the family sitting-room.The Seven Cardinal Sins: Envy and Indolence | Eugne Sue
It had cushioned seats all round, a rustic table at one side, and stained glass, tiny-paned windows.Robin Redbreast | Mary Louisa Molesworth
I drew her to a desolate rustic bench and put my arm round her and let her sob herself out.Jaffery | William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for rustic
of, characteristic of, or living in the country; rural
having qualities ascribed to country life or people; simple; unsophisticated: rustic pleasures
crude, awkward, or uncouth
made of untrimmed branches: a 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
- rustically, adverb
- rusticity (rʌˈstɪsɪtɪ), noun
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