Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a peasant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Rude; clownish; illiterate.

Etymologies

peasant +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • SUMMER—GIVE YOUR HIPS SOME LOVE Summertime is meant for loose, gauzy, peasantlike tops that allow you to actually enjoy a backyard barbecue or poolside cocktail hour.

    The Style Checklist

  • As dry and hard as the chambermaid in the hotel had been, she looked him over with peasantlike mistrust, without coming to the door.

    Maigret Afraid

  • His figure was undersized, his visage brown, hard, and peasantlike, his gesture was a gesticulation, and his voice was alternately feeble and shrill.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 357, June, 1845

  • Her skin was lightly tanned, and she looked strong, but not at all peasantlike.

    A Voyage to Arcturus

  • Something peasantlike in his genius may blind him a little to the finer shades of character and set him astray in his reports of cultivated society.

    Contemporary American Literature Bibliographies and Study Outlines

  • "Absolutely, monsieur," I answered in a rough peasantlike voice.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • To this there was nothing to say; so none of us said anything, except du Tertre-Jouan, _our_ marquis (No. 2), who said, in his sulky, insolent, peasantlike manner:

    The Martian

  • The executive in charge of production, Steven Bach, later wrote: "I knew Huppert only by reputation and had never seen her on screen She was a minor French actress with a flat, peasantlike face that was agreeable in stills without being notably pretty."

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  • Bouguereau beautifully contrasts the soft and delicate flesh of the model's face and arms with the coarse peasantlike fabric she wears, a testament to his technical skill which makes the distinction so convincing and believable.

    American Artist

  • Wikipedia perpetuates the illusionary world of Web 1.0 which Cass Sunstein and Lawrence Lessig have critiques as creating virtual reality bubbles … in wikipedia’s case, the illusion of technical people and convenience store clerks that recognizing quality writing is as easy as 1-2-3, and it’s only necessary to have a peasantlike suspicion of the Fancy Dan style. —

    Wikipedia Tries Approval System to Reduce Vandalism on Pages - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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