- 1.1Having a simplicity and charm that is considered typical of the countryside: bare plaster walls and a terra-cotta floor give a rustic feelMore example sentences
- Now entering its first full season, the Hidden Springs Ranch offers a unique experience that blends rustic charm with spa-caliber amenities.
- Meursault is the most rustic, but is astoundingly complex in nearly all its forms.
- This old town Bristol sugar warehouse is warm and rustic but thankfully convincing too.
- 1.2often • derogatory Lacking the sophistication of the city; backward and provincial: you are a rustic halfwitMore example sentences
- The tug of war is still considered a rustic sport in the cities.
- Instead it reminds us that men such as Dabney were hardly rustic provincials.
- Ever wonder why Bombayites find other cities pedestrian, rustic?
- 2.1Made of untrimmed branches or rough timber: a rustic oak benchMore example sentences
- They build flower boxes, make picture frames from knotholes, and create rustic benches and tables.
- These treatments often accentuate the natural or rustic look of rough sawn lumber and allow the wood grain and surface texture to show through the finish.
- Steven's rustic trellises typically last three or four years before the poles decay, making replacement necessary.
- 2.2 Architecture With rough-hewn or roughened surface or with deeply sunk joints: a rustic bridgeMore example sentences
- A rustic stone wall lined the edge of the overlook.
- Against a rustic stucco wall, water trickles out of scalloped bowls into a colorful blue fountain bedecked with blazing bougainvillea.
- There are no architectural features, with one exception of a roughcast rustic bridge in the left foreground.
- 2.3Denoting freely formed lettering, especially a relatively informal style of handwritten Roman capital letter.More example sentences
- This is a baroque homage to Pablo Ferro that doesn't employ white, condensed, rustic lettering.
- High-grade book scripts were angular square capitals suited to inscriptions and the chisel, more fluid rustic capitals, and rounded uncials suited to the pen.
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- An unsophisticated country person.More example sentences
- Now he was like some Steven King rustic, issuing cryptic wisdom from the porch to a tourist who just wants directions to the hotel.
- The project's field co-ordinators are no rustics.
- He has remained the affable rustic who enjoyed the company of old friends.
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- Alongside are rustically designed huts and an open-air auditorium.
- The town consists of two rustically elegant cabins, a ranch office, paddocks with shelters, a covered round pen, stables, and at the center of it all, Sniffy's Saloon.
- A crossroads pointed the way to innumerable destinations: Honeysuckle Wood, Cowslip Meadow, Dandelion Green, and, less rustically the Suburbs.
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- But despite their rusticity, the huts are fitted with all things cosmopolitan - a western-style toilet, a 14-channel TV and fridge with a minibar.
- The menu, which has recently been updated, neatly balances old-fashioned rusticity with more up-to-date tinkering.
- With its blend of rusticity and sophistication, the 15 th-century coaching inn has been remodelled and is very much a dapper, food-and-wine-centred affair.
late Middle English (in the sense 'rural'): from Latin rusticus, from rus 'the country'.