Definition of earthy in English:

earthy

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Pronunciation: /ˈəːθi
 
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adjective (earthier, earthiest)

  • 1Resembling or suggestive of earth or soil: an earthy smell
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    • 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.
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earthily

adverb
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  • 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

noun
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  • 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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