noun see rustic I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Rusticity — Rus*tic ity, n. [L. rusticitas: cf. F. rusticit[ e].] The quality or state of being rustic; rustic manners; rudeness; simplicity; artlessness. [1913 Webster] The sweetness and rusticity of a pastoral can not be so well expressed in any other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rusticity — [[t]rʌ̱stɪ̱sɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT (approval) You can refer to the simple, peaceful character of life in the countryside as rusticity. [WRITTEN] It pleases me to think of young Tyndale growing up here in deep rusticity …   English dictionary

  • rusticity — rustic ► ADJECTIVE 1) of or characteristic of life in the country. 2) having a simplicity and charm that is considered typical of the countryside. 3) (of furniture) made of rough branches or timber. ► NOUN often derogatory ▪ an unsophisticated… …   English terms dictionary

  • rusticity — /ru stis i tee/, n., pl. rusticities. 1. the state or quality of being rustic. 2. rural character or life. [1525 35; < MF rusticite < L rustic(us) RUSTIC + MF ite ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • rusticity — noun That which makes something rustic …   Wiktionary

  • rusticity — rus·tic·i·ty || rÊŒ stɪsÉ™tɪ n. quality of being rustic, ruralness; rural character, simplicity, unsophisticated character …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rusticity — n. Rudeness, coarseness, artlessness, simplicity, boorishness, clownishness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • rusticity — n 1. ruralism, agrarianism, agricultural ism; pastoralism, pastorality, bucolicism, provincialism, provinciality. 2. plainness, simplicity, modesty, unspoiledness, unpretentiousness, unaffectedness, normality, normalcy, informality;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • rusticity — rus·tic·i·ty …   English syllables

  • rusticity — /rʌsˈtɪsəti/ (say rus tisuhtee) noun (plural rusticities) 1. the state or quality of being rustic. 2. rural character or life …   Australian English dictionary

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