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rus·tic

rustic

 
 
pronunciation:
ruh stihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, occurring, or living in a rural area.
They'd rather live in a rustic setting than in a city or suburbia.There is often a lot of physical work involved in rustic living.
synonyms:
pastoral, rural
antonyms:
urban
similar words:
agrarian, bucolic, countrified
definition 2: like or characteristic of rural areas, customs, artifacts, and the like.
They enjoying retreating to their rustic cabin in the woods.
similar words:
backwoods, churlish, countrified, down-home
definition 3: unsophisticated; simple; unpolished.
Our furniture is rustic, but it serves us well.
synonyms:
crude, unrefined, unsophisticated
antonyms:
sophisticated
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person from a rural area, esp. one who is unsophisticated, uncouth, or the like.
synonyms:
clodhopper, peasant, yokel
antonyms:
urbanite
similar words:
barbarian, bumpkin, hick
derivations: rustically (adv.), rusticity (n.), rusticness (n.)