[ UK /ɹˈʌstɪk/ ]
[ US /ˈɹəstɪk/ ]
  1. awkwardly simple and provincial
    bumpkinly country boys
    rustic farmers
    the nightlife of Montmartre awed the unsophisticated tourists
    a hick town
  2. characteristic of rural life
    countrified clothes
    rustic awkwardness
  3. characteristic of the fields or country
    agrestic simplicity
    rustic stone walls
  1. an unsophisticated country person
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How To Use rustic In A Sentence

  • Demos they may be but these Hazlewood rarities are rounded, rustic country songs: lustrous and lustful, quirkily and dryly humorous, yet poignant stories from the other side of love.
  • MASANGO PETROS M NOTTINGHAM RD FARM 20061016 confessed by outline shoot Lucky Mlangeni o.b.o. rustic MASSETT ANDRE M 2OO80628 ARTIST CULLINAN SMALLHOLDING Archive 2009-12-01
  • 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.
  • Northern migratory species winter in the savanna, such as spotted sandpiper Actitis macularia, barn swallow Hirundo rustica and blackpoll warbler Dendroica striata. Canaima National Park, Venezuela
  • Simple, rustic meals, focusing more on quality ingredients, such as first-rate olive oil.
  • Not for them your rustic kitchens and winsome acoustic soundtracks. Times, Sunday Times
  • At the bottom were the Théâtre de la Gaieté for pantomimes and harlequinades, the Porte-Saint-Martin Theatre for melodramas, and the Théâtre des Variétés for ‘little plays of the bawdy, vulgar or rustic genres'.
  • It is probable, however, that M. Thoinan, who makes this statement, has not considered the possibility of the word _musette_ applying in this case to the small rustic hautbois or _dessus de bombarde_, also written _muse_, Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"
  • The rebeck, to whose loud and harsh strains the medieval rustic had danced, [Footnote: The rebeck probably had been borrowed from the Mohammedans.] by the addition of a fourth string and A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1.
  • The fireplace really suited the rustic cabin setting.
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