rustic
I. adjective also rustical Etymology: Middle English rustik, from Latin rusticus, from rus open land — more at room Date: 15th century 1. of, relating to, or suitable for the country ; rural <
rustic rolling farmland
>
2. a. made of the rough limbs of trees <
rustic furniture
>
b. finished by rusticating <
a rustic joint in masonry
>
3. a. characteristic of or resembling country people b. lacking in social graces or polish 4. appropriate to the country (as in plainness or sturdiness) <
heavy rustic boots
>
rustically adverbrusticity noun II. noun Date: circa 1550 1. an inhabitant of a rural area 2. a. an awkward coarse person b. an unsophisticated rural person

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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