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earthy

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Pronunciation: /ˈəːθi
 
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Definition of earthy in English:

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
2(Of a person or their language) direct and uninhibited, especially about sexual subjects or bodily functions: their good-natured vulgarity and earthy humour she’s very earthy and voluptuous
More example sentences
  • The film's earthy language meant it had problems attracting an American distributor.
  • There's plenty of earthy language, but lots of laughs too.
  • So she used earthy language and tore off her wig, startling the other members of the court with her informality.
Synonyms
bawdy, ribald, off colour, racy, rude, vulgar, lewd, crude, foul, coarse, uncouth, rough, dirty, filthy, smutty, unseemly, indelicate, indecent, indecorous, obscene
informal blue, raunchy, locker-room, X-rated
North American informal gamy
euphemistic adult

Derivatives

earthily

1
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

2
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.

Words that rhyme with earthy

Dorothy

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