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folk·sy

 (fōk′sē)
adj. folk·si·er, folk·si·est Informal
1. Simple and unpretentious in behavior.
2. Characterized by informality and affability: a friendly, folksy town.
3. Modest; low-key: folksy humor; a folksy style that masked a keen business mind.

[folks, pl. of folk + -y.]

folk′si·ly adv.
folk′si·ness n.
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folksy

(ˈfəʊksɪ)
adj, -sier or -siest
1. of or like ordinary people; sometimes used derogatorily to describe affected simplicity
2. informal chiefly US and Canadian friendly; affable
3. (Art Terms) of or relating to folk art
ˈfolksiness n
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folk•sy

(ˈfoʊk si)

adj. -si•er, -si•est.
1. friendly or neighborly; sociable.
2. very informal; familiar; unceremonious: The politician affected a folksy style.
[1850–55, Amer.]
folk′si•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.folksy - 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"
2.folksy - very informal and familiar; "a folksy radio commentator"; "a folksy style"
informal - not formal; "conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends"
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Translations
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folksy

[ˈfəʊksɪ] ADJ
1. (= rustic) [furniture] → rústico; [music] → folklórico; [clothes] → de campesino
they sold folksy country furniturevendían muebles rústicos típicos del campo
2. (pej) (= affected) → de una rusticidad fingida
3. (US) (= affable) [person, manner] → campechano; [speech, comment] → de estilo campechano
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

folksy

[ˈfəʊksi] adj
(= rustic) [style] → rustique
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

folksy

adj
(= rustic) music, culture, charmvolkstümlich; clothesbäuerlich; furniturerustikal
(pej: = fake rustic) → auf rustikal gemacht (pej)
(US: = affable, informal) person, mannerfreundlich, herzlich; speech, commentvolkstümlich
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

folksy

[ˈfəʊksɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (often pej) (person) → senza pretese; (art, humour) → popolare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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We can see the return of Meiar folksiness, when presidential candidate Stefan Harabin drove on his old Karosa bus and promised people gathered in the rural community houses that he would guarantee justice personally, against the background of Slovak folk songs that the locals played on their accordions.
Pitched somewhere between the old-time folksiness of Woody Guthrie and Utah Phillips and a travelling journalist, he chronicles tales of the less conspicuous aspects of life.
OPM is very folky in a sense, and I think I subconsciously put the folksiness from that into my own music.'
My family was visiting some young city cousins at the time, and the folksiness of GRIT seemed a bit out of place in their parents' urban living room.
"The Queen invites Sara's salt-of-the-earth Jersey parents, Marie (Fiona Bell) and Bert (John Guerraiso) to attend a royal function, thinking that the stark contrast between the two families will reveal the flaws in this proposed union, but like their daughter, Marie and Bert's folksiness soon charms the royal household, as did their daughter's."
We're in an era that demands not just the appearance of folksiness, but the actual rejection of the traditional trappings of power.
His State of the Union address had the Republicans cheering with relief and glee because the tempered Trump was almost charming as he spoke to the people with a folksiness that belied the customary heckling rhetoric that marks his words.
As for the man himself, well, Bezos remains an enigmatic mix of folksiness and cutthroat intensity--a supporter of progressive causes such as marriage equality who has nonetheless been accused of fostering a brutal workplace environment (which he denies), and taken to task for refusing to pull ads from far-right news sites.
Such phrases as "the revelation of typical experiences", "specific expression of human emotions", as well as "collectivism", "folksiness" or "bringing up of the new human", could epitomise virtually anything.
something a bit peculiar about Lynch's niceness--a heightened golly-gee, stuckin-the-i950s folksiness that some people think must be a put-on," writes Lim.