Definition of earthy in English:

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earthy

Pronunciation: /ˈərTHē/

adjective (earthier, earthiest)

1Resembling or suggestive of earth or soil: an earthy smell
More example sentences
  • Open the door and breathe in the mossy, earthy smell of saturated soil.
  • New pest and weed problems appeared, and the soil became harder and lost its earthy smell.
  • She moved slowly through the darkness, the earthy smell of damp roots and soil all about her.
Synonyms
1.1(Of a person or their language) direct and uninhibited, especially about sexual subjects or bodily functions: their good-natured vulgarity and earthy humor she’s very earthy and voluptuous
More example sentences
  • He's so earthy that linemen court his company.
  • She was so different from so many women that Scott knew around his circle of friends in that she was more earthy.
  • Hidden underneath your cool exterior is an earthy and very sensual person who enjoys feeling feminine.
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Derivatives

earthily

adverb
Example sentences
  • However earthily they like to present themselves, critics and poets alike are addicted to the rhetorical juggling of opposites.
  • But hers is an earthily sensual Minimalism with a genealogy that can be traced back to Karl Blossfeldt and Eva Hesse, a spare essentialism that engages both body and mind.
  • Courbet earthily depicts the digging of the grave; Manet represents a cortège, not necessarily meant to be seen in the context of the cemetery, but en route.

earthiness

Pronunciation: /ˈərTHēnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • Once I was nearly turned away from a club - known more for its earthiness than its elitism - because a bouncer had detected ‘sporty elements’ in my footwear.
  • This long-overdue debut from a born writer is a remarkably honest and disturbing book, which self-assuredly combines raw earthiness with dreamlike poetry.
  • The thing about Dean is that he has an earthiness, that connection to nature, and people are attracted to it.

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Syllabification: earth·y

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