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rustic | rusticity

rustic rusticity
simple and sometimes rough in appearance
  • How to Memorize
    • rustic - simple
  • Analysis

    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.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsprimitive, unadorned, pastoral,
    Antonymspolished, refined, cultured,
  • Example(s)
    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.