rustic | rusticity

Exam frequency

GRE

low

Banks

medium

Civil Services

medium

Meaning(s)

simple and sometimes rough in appearance

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rustic - simple

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Something described as ‘rustic’ is considered to be quite simple and unsophisticated in a way that is typical of the countryside. It can be used in both a positive and negative manner. For example, a rustic meal can be considered wholesome by some, or dreadfully plain by others.

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Synonyms primitive,unadorned,pastoral
Antonyms polished,refined,cultured

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  1. I know the wood cabin is quite basic, but it has a rustic charm about it that I love.

  2. After visiting the village, we sat down to a rustic meal consisting of homemade bread and soup.

  3. Helen loves living in a vibrant city, so the rusticity of the countryside has no appeal for her.

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