[ UK /ˈɜːθi/ ]
[ US /ˈɝθi/ ]
  1. sensible and practical
    has a straightforward down-to-earth approach to a problem
    her earthy common sense
  2. not far removed from or suggestive of nature
    the earthy taste of warm milk fresh from the cow
    earthy smells of new-mown grass
  3. hearty and lusty
    an earthy enjoyment of life
  4. conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
    coarse language
    a vulgar gesture
    a crude joke
    a revoltingly gross expletive
    full of language so vulgar it should have been edited
    an earthy sense of humor
    crude behavior
  5. of or consisting of or resembling earth
    it had an earthy smell
    only a little earthy bank separates me from the edge of the ocean
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How To Use earthy In A Sentence

  • The glistening mushrooms were plump and earthy against the dry, crunchy pastry softened by the delicate, herby cream sauce.
  • Brick with blurred colors or flecks of color in earthy tones of red, brown, black and buff appear completely at home in a rustic setting.
  • Spaghetti carbonara and giant, ricotta-stuffed ravioli in an earthy sauté of porcini mushrooms, barely touched with tomato, both did credit to the pasta roster.
  • He was sharply perceptive and had an earthy, sly humour which put an edge on his nice irony.
  • Served rare, the meat of squab is a heady delicacy, both earthy and elegant.
  • She loved the earthy, Bohemian feel of the place. Times, Sunday Times
  • An earthy , uncouth, servile peasant creature old Katy was.
  • It sounds an odd pairing but used sparingly, the earthy, pungent and aromatic flavour of sage adds rich warmth to simply cooked white fish. Times, Sunday Times
  • It contributed a repertory of immortal songs easily memorable by their combination of direct tunes and earthy good humour.
  • A dressed product of copper works in South America, consisting of grains of native copper mixed with pyrite, chalcopyrite, mispickel, and earthy minerals.
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