Bucolical \Bu*col"ic*al\, a. Bucolic. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • bucolical — a. See bucolic …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • bucolical — bu·col·i·cal …   English syllables

  • bucolical — adjective see bucolic I …   Useful english dictionary

  • bucolic — bucolically, adv. /byooh kol ik/, adj. Also, bucolical. 1. of or pertaining to shepherds; pastoral. 2. of, pertaining to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life. n. 3. a pastoral poem. 4. Archaic. a farmer; shepherd; rustic. [1525 35; < L bucolicus… …   Universalium

  • bucolic — 1610s, earlier bucolical (1520s), from L. bucolicus, from Gk. boukolikos pastoral, rustic, from boukolos cowherd, herdsman, from bous cow + kolos tending, related to L. colere to till (the ground), cultivate, dwell, inhabit (the root of COLONY… …   Etymology dictionary

  • bucolic — I. n. Eclogue, pastoral, idyl, pastoral poem. II. a.; (also bucolical) Pastoral, rustic …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • boorish — adj 1. rude, vulgar, uncouth, coarse, unmannerly, ill mannered, ill bred; churlish, brutish, barbaric, crude, crass, base, low, vile, contemptible; loutish, oafish, doltish, cloddish, stolid, clodhopping, gawkish or gawky, lubberly, lumpish,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • churlish — adj 1. rustic, rural, peasantlike, agrestic, agrarian; pastoral, bucolic, bucolical, sylvan or silvan, Arcadian; inurbane, backwoods, provincial, countrified, countrybred, country born, upcountry, from the sticks, yokelish, Sl. hickish, Sl. rube …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • homebred — adj 1. domestic, domiciliary, internal, interior; native, natural, natal, indigenous, aboriginal, autochthonous, autochthonal, autochthonic; homespun, homegrown, homemade, home born, home raised, native grown. 2. unpolished, unsophisticated,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • homely — adj 1. plain, plain featured, plain looking; unshapely, unsightly; unattractive, unlovely, unpretty, unhandsome, unbeautiful, uncomely, rather ugly; ugly, ill favored, bad looking, Inf. not much to look at, Inf. short on looks, Inf. not much for… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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