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rustic

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rustic

  1. an awkward or simple person especially from a small town or the country a rustic who was awed by the prices that city dwellers had to pay Synonyms bumpkin, chawbacon, churl, clodhopper, cornball, countryman, hayseed, hillbilly, provincial, rube, hick, yokelRelated Words boor, clod, clown, gawk, lout, oaf; greenhorn, tenderfoot; peasant, peon; backwoodsman, mountaineerNear Antonyms slicker, smoothy (or smoothie); metropolitan, suburbanite, urbaniteAntonyms cosmopolitan, cosmopolite, sophisticate


rustic

adjective
variants: also

rustical

Synonyms and Antonyms of rustic

  1. 1 lacking social grace and assurance rustic yokels whose first impulse was to smirk gawkily at anyone not of their own kind Synonyms clumsy, gauche, graceless, inelegant, rough-hewn, awkward (also rustical), stiff, stilted, uncomfortable, uneasy, ungraceful, woodenRelated Words angular, gawky, lubberly, ungainly; boorish, clownish, uncouth; abashed, discomfited, discomforted, discomposed, disconcerted, discountenanced, embarrassed; self-conscious; agitated, bothered, chagrined, dismayed, disquieted, distressed, disturbed, fazed, flustered, jittery, jumpy, mortified, nervous, nonplussed (also nonplused), perturbed, rattled, unhinged, unsettled, upset; diffident, insecure, meek, modest, self-doubting, timid, unassertive, unassuming, unpretentiousNear Antonyms assured, calm, collected, composed, confident, cool, placid, poised, secure, self-assured, self-confident, self-possessed, serene, tranquil, undisturbed, unperturbedAntonyms graceful, suave, urbane

  2. 2 of, relating to, associated with, or typical of open areas with few buildings or people a rustic area that has a refreshing lack of billboards and shopping malls Synonyms bucolic, country, pastoral, rural (also rustical)Related Words backwoods, backwoodsy, countrified (also countryfied), provincial; agrarian, agricultural; nonurban, semiruralNear Antonyms citified, urbanized; metro, metropolitan, municipal; nonagricultural, nonfarmAntonyms urban



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