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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Earthy  \Earth"y\,  a. 
  1.  Consisting  of  or  resembling,  earth;  terrene;  earthlike; 
  as  earthy  matter. 
 
  How  pale  she  looks  And  of  an  earthy  cold!  --Shak. 
 
  All  over  earthy,  like  a  piece  of  earth.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  earth  or  to  this  world;  earthly; 
  terrestrial;  carnal.  [R.]  ``Their  earthy  charge.'' 
  --Milton. 
 
  The  first  man  is  of  the  earth,  earthy;  the  second 
  man  is  from  heaven.  As  is  the  earthy,  such  are  they 
  also  that  are  earthy.  --1  Cor.  xv 
  47,  48  (Rev. 
  Ver.  ) 
 
  Earthy  spirits  black  and  envious  are  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  Gross;  low  unrefined.  ``Her  earthy  and  abhorred 
  commands.''  --Shak. 
 
  4.  (Min.)  Without  luster,  or  dull  and  roughish  to  the  touch; 
  as  an  earthy  fracture. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  earthy 
  adj  1:  conspicuously  and  tastelessly  indecent;  "coarse  language"; 
  "a  crude  joke";  "crude  behavior";  "an  earthy  sense  of 
  humor";  "a  revoltingly  gross  expletive";  "a  vulgar 
  gesture";  "full  of  language  so  vulgar  it  should  have 
  been  edited"  [syn:  {coarse},  {crude},  {gross},  {vulgar}] 
  2:  not  far  removed  from  or  suggestive  of  nature;  "the  earthy 
  taste  of  warm  milk  fresh  from  the  cow";  "earthy  smells  of 
  new-mown  grass" 
  3:  hearty  and  lusty;  "an  earthy  enjoyment  of  life" 
  4:  sensible  and  practical;  "has  a  straightforward  down-to-earth 
  approach  to  a  problem";  "her  earthy  common  sense"  [syn:  {down-to-earth}] 




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