Rustic

Definition of Rustic

Rus´tic
a.1.Of or pertaining to the country; rural; as, the rustic gods of antiquity.
And many a holy text around she strews,
That teach the rustic moralist to die.
- Gray.
She had a rustic, woodland air.
- Wordsworth.
2.Rude; awkward; rough; unpolished; as, rustic manners.
3.Coarse; plain; simple; as, a rustic entertainment; rustic dress.
4.Simple; artless; unadorned; unaffected.
Rustic moth
(Zool.) any moth belonging to Agrotis and allied genera. Their larvæ are called cutworms. See Cutworm.
Rustic work
a - (Arch.) Cut stone facing which has the joints worked with grooves or channels, the face of each block projecting beyond the joint, so that the joints are very conspicuous
b - (Arch. & Woodwork) Summer houses, or furniture for summer houses, etc., made of rough limbs of trees fancifully arranged.
n.1.An inhabitant of the country, especially one who is rude, coarse, or dull; a clown.
Hence to your fields, you rustics! hence, away.
- Pope.
2.A rural person having a natural simplicity of character or manners; an artless, unaffected person.

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