Rustic definition

rŭstĭk
Of, relating to, or typical of country life or country people.
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A person regarded as unsophisticated, guileless, or coarse from having been raised in the country.
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Having a rough or textured appearance; rusticated. Used of masonry.
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(masonry) Having a rough surface or irregular, deeply sunk, deliberately conspicuous joints; rusticated.
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The definition of rustic is something simple and plain, and are often associated with the country.

A simple, well-built log cabin is an example of something that would be described as rustic.

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Lacking the refinement or elegance associated with urban life.
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Charmingly simple or unsophisticated in a manner considered typical of country living.
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Country-styled or pastoral; rural.
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Unfinished or roughly finished.

Rustic manners.

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A (sometimes unsophisticated) person from a rural area.
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Made of unfinished or roughly finished wood.

Rustic furniture.

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A rural person.
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Of or living in the country, as distinguished from cities or towns; rural.
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Lacking refinement, elegance, polish, or sophistication.
  • Simple, plain, or artless.
  • Rough, awkward, uncouth, or boorish.
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Made of rough, bark-covered branches or roots.

Rustic furniture.

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A country person, esp. one regarded as unsophisticated, simple, awkward, uncouth, etc.
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Rustic country where the sheep and cattle roamed freely.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
rustic
Plural:
rustics

Origin of rustic

  • Middle English rustik from Old French rustique from Latin rūsticus from rūs country reuə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin rÅ«sticus.

    From Wiktionary