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home·spun

 (hōm′spŭn′)
adj.
1. Spun or woven in the home: homespun linen.
2. Made of a homespun fabric: a homespun tablecloth.
3. Simple and homely; unpretentious: "Most small towns would have gladly forfeited some of their homespun values if it meant luring a firm there" (William Mueller).
n.
1. A plain, coarse, usually woolen cloth made of homespun yarn.
2. A similar sturdy fabric made on a power loom.

homespun

(ˈhəʊmˌspʌn)
adj
1. having plain or unsophisticated character
2. (Knitting & Sewing) woven or spun at home
n
3. (Textiles) cloth made at home or made of yarn spun at home
4. (Textiles) a cloth resembling this but made on a power loom

home•spun

(ˈhoʊmˌspʌn)

adj.
1. spun or made at home: homespun cloth.
2. made of homespun: homespun clothing.
3. plain; simple: homespun humor.
n.
4. a plain-weave cloth made at home or of homespun yarn.
5. any cloth of similar appearance.
[1580–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homespun - a rough loosely woven fabric originally made with yarn that was spun at home
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
russet - a reddish brown homespun fabric
Adj.1.homespun - of textileshomespun - of textiles; having a rough surface; "a sweater knitted of nubbly homespun yarns"
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
2.homespun - characteristic of country life; "cracker-barrel philosophy"; "folksy humor"; "the air of homespun country boys"
rural - living in or characteristic of farming or country life; "rural people"; "large rural households"; "unpaved rural roads"; "an economy that is basically rural"
3.homespun - made of cloth spun or woven in the home; "homespun linen"; "homespun garments"
homemade - made or produced in the home or by yourself; "homemade bread"

homespun

adjective unsophisticated, homely, plain, rough, rude, coarse, home-made, rustic, artless, inelegant, unpolished The book is simple, homespun philosophy.

homespun

adjective
Of a plain and unsophisticated nature:
Translations

homespun

[ˈhəʊmspʌn] ADJtejido en casa, hecho en casa (fig) → llano

homespun

[ˈhəʊmˌspʌn]
1. adj (fig) → alla buona
homespun philosophy → filosofia spicciola
References in classic literature ?
It was toward evening that Ichabod arrived at the castle of the Heer Van Tassel, which he found thronged with the pride and flower of the adjacent country Old farmers, a spare leathern- faced race, in homespun coats and breeches, blue stockings, huge shoes, and magnificent pewter buckles.
Cobb's homespun knee and recounted the history of her trouble.
No wonder the wind chose it so often for its partner as it danced through the garden, scorning to notice the heavy homespun things about it.
The rest of it went in a doublet of fine cloth and velvet breeches and shoes to match for holidays, while on week-days he made a brave figure in his best homespun.
Tan, lanky, awkward fellows came in squads, and companies, and regiments, swaggering along, dressed in their brown homespun clothes and blue yarn stockings.
Poyser had laid the cloth herself--a cloth made of homespun linen, with a shining checkered pattern on it, and of an agreeable whitey-brown hue, such as all sensible housewives like to see--none of your bleached "shop-rag" that would wear into holes in no time, but good homespun that would last for two generations.
Elnathan, then about fifteen, was, much like a wild colt, caught and trimmed by clipping his bushy locks; dressed in a suit of homespun, dyed in the butternut bark; furnished with a “New Testament” and a “Webster’s Spelling Book,” and sent to school.
Being a well-bred man he had not (like another recent ducal visitor) come to the dinner in a shooting-jacket; but his evening clothes were so shabby and baggy, and he wore them with such an air of their being homespun, that (with his stooping way of sitting, and the vast beard spreading over his shirt-front) he hardly gave the appearance of being in dinner attire.
1215 had been drawn aside, and that we, English yeomen's sons in homespun cloth, with dirk at belt, were waiting there to witness the writing of that stupendous page of history, the meaning whereof was to be translated to the common people some four hundred and odd years later by one Oliver Cromwell, who had deeply studied it.
With him sat the old, bald, white-bearded master of the house in a white homespun shirt, and next him the son home from Moscow for the holiday--a man with a sturdy back and powerful shoulders and clad in a thin print shirt--then the second son, also broad-shouldered, who acted as head of the house, and then a lean red-haired peasant--the neighbour.
He moved among the grand people in their silks and velvets clad in homespun clothes "like a farmer dressed in his best to dine with the laird"* as easily as he had moved among his humble friends.
When he had gone into the house, Ursula, turning impatiently from the window, tripped and almost fell over the big ball of homespun yarn her father had flung on the floor.