noun, plural rus·tic·i·ties.

the state or quality of being rustic.
rural character or life.

Origin of rusticity

1525–35; < Middle French rusticite < Latin rūstic(us) rustic + Middle French -ite -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for rusticity

Historical Examples of rusticity

  • It was amazing how a lady born and bred could degenerate in the rusticity of Dauphiny.

    St. Martin's Summer

    Rafael Sabatini

  • But after a very few years he relapsed into rusticity of dress and manners.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II

    Erasmus Darwin

  • The rusticity of his previous occupation and breeding was upon him.

    Ulysses S. Grant

    Walter Allen

  • 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.

Word Origin and History for rusticity

1530s, from Middle French rusticite (15c.), from Latin rusticitatem (nominative rusticitas) "country life," from rusticus (see rustic (adj.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper