rusticity


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rus·tic·i·ty

 (rŭ-stĭs′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. rus·tic·i·ties
1. The condition of being rustic.
2. A rustic trait or mannerism.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rusticity - the quality of being rustic or gauche
gracelessness, clumsiness, awkwardness, stiffness - the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)
urbanity - the quality or character of life in a city or town; "there is an important difference between rusticity and urbanity"
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rusticity

[rʌsˈtɪsɪtɪ] Nrusticidad f
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rusticity

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This glowing description, however, must be lowered or heightened in tone by the association of these characteristics with an undefinable simplicity of mien, a certain slight rusticity of effect.
"That being granted he rested him on the floor, unfit through his rusticity for a better place.
Cedric lived to see this union approximate towards its completion; for as the two nations mixed in society and formed intermarriages with each other, the Normans abated their scorn, and the Saxons were refined from their rusticity. But it was not until the reign of Edward the Third that the mixed language, now termed English, was spoken at the court of London, and that the hostile distinction of Norman and Saxon seems entirely to have disappeared.
As for fixed abode, he said he had no other than that which chance offered wherever night might overtake him; and his words ended in an outburst of weeping so bitter that we who listened to him must have been very stones had we not joined him in it, comparing what we saw of him the first time with what we saw now; for, as I said, he was a graceful and gracious youth, and in his courteous and polished language showed himself to be of good birth and courtly breeding, and rustics as we were that listened to him, even to our rusticity his gentle bearing sufficed to make it plain.
Tom and Adolph assisted to get him composed for the night, the latter in high spirits, evidently regarding the matter as a good joke, and laughing heartily at the rusticity of Tom's horror, who really was simple enough to lie awake most of the rest of the night, praying for his young master.
These earlier chapters have given an idea of what happened to Bun Hill, and how the flood of novel things had poured over its devoted rusticity. Bert Smallways was only one of countless millions in Europe and America and Asia who, instead of being born rooted in the soil, were born struggling in a torrent they never clearly understood.
I don't think we'd be able to make honest music if we had to affect rusticity or pastoral, faux-rurality!" Ex-Old Dance School member Tom, Galician fiddler Paloma Trigas (The Chieftains, Sharon Shannon, Altan, Carlos Nunez) and fellow fiddle-player Joe Broughton (Albion Band), formed Urban Folk Quartet (UFQ) in 2009 with oud player Frank Moon, making an instant impact with their electric and energetic live shows.
It's the kind of riverfront rusticity that can run you a thousand dollars a night, where both fly-fishing and reflexology are on the agenda, and the "Saloon" is more like an inventive, outdoorsy French Laundry, serving slow-roasted elk tenderloin and reserve bottles of Napa's best.
Marseille, with its fish market, its throbbing rawness and the flavourful rusticity of its cuisine that has seen so many influences (from Spanish to African to Oriental--Genoese ships brought back basil from India, resulting in the famous pesto soup) is hard to resist.
The 38-year-old serves up cultured rusticity at two Michelin star restaurants in New York and has opened a third specialising in seafood.
The food at Te Aroha echoes the rusticity of the region.