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earthy

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adjective, \ˈər-thē, -thē\

Simple Definition of earthy

  • : suggesting earth or soil in texture, odor, color, etc.

  • : practical and straightforward : open and direct

  • : plain and simple in style

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of earthy

earthierearthiest

  1. 1 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>

  2. 2 a archaic :  earthly, worldly b :  characteristic of or associated with mortal life on the earth <prefers earthy to ethereal themes>

  3. 3 :  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>

earthiness noun

Examples of earthy in a sentence

  1. a blend of earthy colors

  2. The wine had an earthy flavor.

  3. Critics were impressed by the movie's earthy realism.

  4. food made with simple, earthy ingredients



14th Century

First Known Use of earthy

14th century

Rhymes with earthy


EARTHY Defined for Kids

earthy

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adjective \ˈər-thē\

Definition of earthy for Students

earthierearthiest

  1. 1 :  of or like earth <an earthy smell> <earthy colors>

  2. 2 :  open and direct <Voters like the mayor's earthy manner.>

  3. 3 :  not polite :  crude <earthy humor>





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