rustic


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to rustic: Rustico

rus·tic

 (rŭs′tĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or typical of country life or country people. See Synonyms at rural.
2.
a. Lacking the refinement or elegance associated with urban life.
b. Charmingly simple or unsophisticated in a manner considered typical of country living.
3. Made of unfinished or roughly finished wood: rustic furniture.
4. Having a rough or textured appearance; rusticated. Used of masonry.
n.
1. A rural person.
2. A person regarded as unsophisticated, guileless, or coarse from having been raised in the country.

[Middle English rustik, from Old French rustique, from Latin rūsticus, from rūs, country; see reuə- in Indo-European roots.]

rus′ti·cal·ly adv.

rustic

(ˈrʌstɪk) or

rustical

adj
1. of, characteristic of, or living in the country; rural
2. having qualities ascribed to country life or people; simple; unsophisticated: rustic pleasures.
3. crude, awkward, or uncouth
4. made of untrimmed branches: a rustic seat.
5. (Furniture) denoting or characteristic of a style of furniture popular in England in the 18th and 19th centuries, in which the legs and feet of chairs, tables, etc, were made to resemble roots, trunks, and branches of trees
6. (Architecture) (of masonry) having a rusticated finish
n
7. a person who comes from or lives in the country
8. an unsophisticated, simple, or clownish person from the country
9. (Architecture) Also called: rusticwork brick or stone having a rough finish
[C16: from Old French rustique, from Latin rūsticus, from rūs the country]
ˈrustically, ˈrusticly adv
rusticity n

rus•tic

(ˈrʌs tɪk)

adj.
1. of or living in the country, as distinguished from towns or cities; rural.
2. simple, artless, or unsophisticated.
3. uncouth, rude, or boorish.
4. (of stonework) having the surfaces rough or irregular and the joints sunken or beveled.
n.
5. a country person.
6. an unsophisticated country person.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin rūsticus=rūs the country (compare rural) + -ticus adj. suffix]
rus′ti•cal•ly, adv.
rus•tic•i•ty (rʌˈstɪs ɪ ti) n.
syn: See rural.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rustic - an unsophisticated country personrustic - an unsophisticated country person  
common man, common person, commoner - a person who holds no title
coon - an eccentric or undignified rustic; "I'll be a gone coon when the battle starts"
countryman, ruralist - a man who lives in the country and has country ways
countrywoman - a woman who lives in the country and has country ways
bushwhacker, hillbilly - a disparaging term for an unsophisticated person
bucolic, peasant, provincial - a country person
redneck, cracker - a poor White person in the southern United States
woodman, woodsman - someone who lives in the woods
bumpkin, chawbacon, hayseed, hick, rube, yahoo, yokel - a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
Adj.1.rustic - characteristic of rural life; "countrified clothes"; "rustic awkwardness"
rural - living in or characteristic of farming or country life; "rural people"; "large rural households"; "unpaved rural roads"; "an economy that is basically rural"
2.rustic - awkwardly simple and provincialrustic - awkwardly simple and provincial; "bumpkinly country boys"; "rustic farmers"; "a hick town"; "the nightlife of Montmartre awed the unsophisticated tourists"
provincial - characteristic of the provinces or their people; "deeply provincial and conformist"; "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial"; "narrow provincial attitudes"
3.rustic - characteristic of the fields or countryrustic - characteristic of the fields or country; "agrestic simplicity"; "rustic stone walls"
rural - living in or characteristic of farming or country life; "rural people"; "large rural households"; "unpaved rural roads"; "an economy that is basically rural"

rustic

adjective
1. rural, country, pastoral, bucolic, sylvan, Arcadian, countrified, upcountry, agrestic the rustic charms of a country lifestyle
rural urban, cosmopolitan
noun
1. yokel, peasant, hick (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), bumpkin, Hodge, swain (archaic), hillbilly, country boy, clod, boor, country cousin, hayseed (U.S. & Canad. informal), clodhopper (informal), son of the soil, clown, countryman or countrywoman rustics in from the country
yokel cosmopolitan, courtier, townie, city slicker, sophisticate, townsman

rustic

adjective
1. Of or relating to the countryside:
Informal: hick.
2. Of a plain and unsophisticated nature:
noun
A clumsy, unsophisticated person:
Translations
ريفي، قَرَويغَيْر مُتْقَن
hrubě zhotovenývenkovský
landligrustik
durván megmunkáltfalusiasparasztirusztikus
óheflaîur, grófgerîursveita-
kaimiškas
lauku-vienkāršszemnieku-
z neopracovaného dreva
kabaca yapılmışkırsal

rustic

[ˈrʌstɪk]
A. ADJ [pursuits] → rústico, del campo; [restaurant, cottage] → rústico, de campo; [style] → rústico; [setting, atmosphere] → rústico, campestre
B. Naldeano/a m/f

rustic

[ˈrʌstɪk]
adjrustique
n (pejorative)rustaud(e) m/f

rustic

nBauer m, → Bäuerin f
adj
(= rural)bäuerlich; furniture, stylerustikal; rustic novelBauernroman m
(pej: = crude) → derb, bäurisch

rustic

[ˈrʌstɪk]
1. adj (gen) → rustico/a; (scene) → campestre
2. n (pej) → cafone/a

rustic

(ˈrastik) adjective
1. of the countryside. rustic life.
2. roughly made. a rustic fence.
References in classic literature ?
The rustic driver, stupefied and aghast, stood looking at the wagon, and did nothing but utter loud cries to Hercules to come and help him.
le Vicaire-General d'Herblay, eight or nine days ago; it was the day of the rustic pleasures, yes, it must have been Wednesday.
I doubt whether Eustace did not internally pronounce the whole thing a bore, until I led him to my predecessor's little ruined, rustic summer house, midway on the hillside.
The egregious rustic put to death A bull by stopping of its breath: Disposed the carcass in a shed With fragrant herbs and branches spread.
One Evening in December as my Father, my Mother and myself, were arranged in social converse round our Fireside, we were on a sudden greatly astonished, by hearing a violent knocking on the outward door of our rustic Cot.
One evening while Fahrquhar and his wife were sitting on a rustic bench near the entrance to his grounds, a gray-clad soldier rode up to the gate and asked for a drink of water.
a quiet, sly, old, rustic BONHOMME, cultivating roses.
Smooth lawns and shady walks it had, and rustic seats beneath spreading cedars.
It is likely enough that in the rough outhouses of some tillers of the heavy lands adjacent to Paris, there were sheltered from the weather that very day, rude carts, bespattered with rustic mire, snuffed about by pigs, and roosted in by poultry, which the Farmer, Death, had already set apart to be his tumbrils of the Revolution.
From the listless repose of the place, and the peculiar character of its inhabitants, who are descendants from the original Dutch settlers, this sequestered glen has long been known by the name of SLEEPY HOLLOW, and its rustic lads are called the Sleepy Hollow Boys throughout all the neighboring country.
Bitterly disappointed, humiliated, inexpressibly hurt and altogether unnerved, the soldier dropped upon a rustic seat in deep dejection, supporting his head upon his trembling hand.
The human figures which completed this landscape, were in number two, partaking, in their dress and appearance, of that wild and rustic character, which belonged to the woodlands of the West-Riding of Yorkshire at that early period.