Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being earthy, or of containing earth.
- n. Intellectual or spiritual coarseness; grossness.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being earthy, or of containing earth; hence, grossness.
“The "funkiness and earthiness from the flask," Mr. Wilson writes, brought back memories of a travel assignment in Amsterdam that turned into a seedy night — an uncomfortable visit to a sex show followed by shot-after-shot of genever chased with beer (what the Dutch call kopstoot or "head butt").”
“Oh, I did my research and made it state-of-the-art, but the sight and smell and overall earthiness is what I remember so vividly.”
“To hear him tell it, his earthiness has been a boon to him at work.”
“In our first group we have four poets of markedly different temperaments -- Shelley intensely spiritual; Rossetti with a strong tinge of sensuousness, of "earthiness" in his nature; Browning, the keenly intellectual man of the world, and Patmore a curious mixture of materialist and mystic; yet to all four love is the secret of life, the one thing worth giving and possessing.”
“She completely took me by surprise with her humor and, uh … "earthiness" (my kinda gal).”
“Did I mention the somewhat tart, garlicky lamb stew, Yebegasige Alitcha $16, cooked to a mysterious sort of earthiness that transcends anything the Irish ever envisioned.”
“He also thinks the pants are more Olivia Newton-John in Grease than Gretchen, but the saddle colored suede gives her a little earthiness "so she's kind of disco-earthy.”
“Rachel loves the earthiness, the organic quality, but felt it was "almost there.”
“The pork buns had a nice flavor to them with the mushrooms adding a bit of earthiness to it, but they were a bit heavy on the dough and with that came the occasional lack of filling to eat with the dough.”
“Marie-Pierre Morel for The Wall Street Journal Ruby Rad: The zing of pomegranate balances out eggplant 's rustic earthiness.”
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