Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Rural; rustic; pertaining to fields or the country; unpolished.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to fields or the country, in opposition to the city; rural; rustic; unpolished; uncouth.
- adj. characteristic of the fields or country
- adj. (of behavior) rustic and uncouth
- From Latin agrestis ("rustic, boorish, wild"), from ager ("a field, a farm") (Wiktionary)
“The word agrestic, meaning rural and rustic, is teetering on the edge, too, in their opinion, which is odd, because it is the name of the gated "community" where Nancy Botwin lives in the TV show Weeds and should be well back in the usage.”
“As far as is practical, it would be advisable to have elderly servants only in families, and the young should be employed wholly in agrestic and other manual labours.”
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“It is apodeictic that the caliginosity of the agrestic embrangle periapts with mansuetude.”
“Big Tree please bring back conrad and heylia stop hating on andy he is awsome but its just not the same since they left agrestic/majestic...still an awsome show no matter what but not the same without conrad/heylia”
“The attitude that words may be discarded -- indeed, that words have caducity at all -- is not salubriously abstergent, but reflects an agrestic nisus that all cultivated English speakers must eschew.”
“Village sociopolitical structure distinguished sharply between those who paid land taxes and the landless laborers who worked the fields, with the latter being in positions of agrestic slavery.”
“In regard to the agrestic qualities of this new district, Mr.H. Marshall H.le has spoken at some length in an article which appeared in an issue of _Colonia_, a magazine published by the Colonial”
“Always in the centre of the theatre was the altar to Dionysus; and the chorus, circling around it, were true progeny of those old agrestic singers; and the mimes had never been but for that masquerading youth.”
“Page 6 agrestic and domestic; nor do they seem to have been cruelly treated; although the master, mistress, and overseer are generally represented as wielding the lash while superintending them.”
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