Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Rustic.
  • noun A rustic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Rustic.

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  • adjective rustic

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Examples

  • Looks so plain and rustical and gives that cosy feeling.

    Scandinavian Flat in Goteburg, Sweden

  • I have been so haunted by diabolical deceptions in this matter, that what do I know but that the devil may assume the form of this rustical juvenal, in order to procure me farther vexation? —

    The Monastery

  • “The river-nymphs, as daughters of Oceanus, and thus of immortal parentage, are bound to possess organs of more than mortal keenness; but, as you say, the song was not so bad — erudite, as well as prettily conceived — and, saving for a certain rustical simplicity and monosyllabic baldness, smacks rather of the forests of Castaly than those of Torridge.”

    Westward Ho!

  • You can pass from it into the house without going outside; but, nevertheless, it boasts an entrance door of its own, and a short flight of steps that brings you to a deep well, and a very rustical-looking pump, half hidden by water-plants and savin bushes and tall grasses.

    La Grenadiere

  • You can pass from it into the house without going outside; but, nevertheless, it boasts an entrance door of its own, and a short flight of steps that brings you to a deep well, and a very rustical-looking pump, half hidden by water-plants and savin bushes and tall grasses.

    La Grenadiere

  • She did not like country company; the rustical society and conversation annoyed her.

    The Virginians

  • Neither is he very happy in trees, and such rustical produce; or, rather, we should say, he is very original, his trees being decidedly of his own make and composition, not imitated from any master.

    George Cruikshank

  • Would a real rustical history of hobnails and eighteenpence a day be endurable?

    The Virginians

  • The homely sound, likewise, of a rustical hornpipe is more agreeable to my ears than the curious warbling and musical quavering of lutes, theorbos, viols, rebecs, and violins.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • The homely sound, likewise, of a rustical hornpipe is more agreeable to my ears than the curious warbling and musical quavering of lutes, theorbos, viols, rebecs, and violins.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

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