[ ruhs-tik ]
/ ˈrʌs tɪk /
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.
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Origin of rustic
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin rūsticus, equivalent to rūs the country (see rural) + -ticus adj. suffix
rus·ti·cal, adjectiverus·ti·cal·ly, rus·tic·ly, adverbrus·ti·cal·ness, rus·tic·ness, nounnon·rus·tic, adjective
non·rus·ti·cal·ly, adverbun·rus·tic, adjectiveun·rus·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for rusticness
/ (ˈrʌstɪk) /
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
Derived Formsrustically, adverbrusticity (rʌˈstɪsɪtɪ), noun
Word Origin for rustic
C16: from Old French rustique, from Latin rūsticus, from rūs the country
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