earthy adjective \ˈər-thē, -thē\
: suggesting earth or soil in texture, odor, color, etc.
: practical and straightforward : open and direct
: plain and simple in style
a : of, relating to, or consisting of earth <earthy creatures like worms>
b : suggestive of earth (as in texture, odor, or color) <an earthy yellow>
c : rough, coarse, or plain in taste <earthy flavors>
a archaic : earthly, worldly
b : characteristic of or associated with mortal life on the earth <prefers earthy to ethereal themes>
: suggestive of plain or poor people or their ways: as
a : practical, down-to-earth <earthy problems of daily life>
b : crude, gross <earthy humor>
c : plain and simple in style : unsophisticated <earthy peasant cookery> <earthy decor>
— earth·i·ness noun
Examples of EARTHY
- a blend of earthy colors
- The wine had an earthy flavor.
- Critics were impressed by the movie's earthy realism.
- food made with simple, earthy ingredients
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