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crusty

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adjective \ˈkrəs-tē\

Simple Definition of crusty

  • : harsh and unfriendly

  • of food : having a thick or crisp crust

  • : having a crust : having a hard surface layer

Full Definition of crusty

crust·i·ercrust·i·est

  1. 1 :  having or being a crust

  2. 2 :  giving an effect of surly incivility in address or disposition

crust·i·ly play \-tə-lē\ adverb
crust·i·ness play \-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of crusty

  1. a basket of warm, crusty bread

  2. We could see deer tracks in the crusty snow bank.



14th Century

First Known Use of crusty

14th century

Synonym Discussion of crusty

bluff, blunt, brusque, curt, crusty, gruff mean abrupt and unceremonious in speech and manner. bluff connotes good-natured outspokenness and unconventionality <a bluff manner>. blunt suggests directness of expression in disregard of others' feelings <a blunt appraisal>. brusque applies to a sharpness or ungraciousness <a brusque response>. curt implies disconcerting shortness or rude conciseness <a curt command>. crusty suggests a harsh or surly manner sometimes concealing an inner kindliness <a crusty exterior>. gruff suggests a hoarse or husky speech which may imply bad temper but more often implies embarrassment or shyness <puts on a gruff pose>.

Rhymes with crusty


CRUSTY Defined for Kids

crusty

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adjective \ˈkrə-stē\

Definition of crusty

crust·i·ercrust·i·est

  1. 1 :  having a thick or crispy crust <crusty bread>

  2. 2 :  3cross 1 <a crusty reply>





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