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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rustic  \Rus"tic\,  n. 
  1.  An  inhabitant  of  the  country,  especially  one  who  is  rude, 
  coarse,  or  dull;  a  clown. 
  Hence  to  your  fields,  you  rustics!  hence  away 
  2.  A  rural  person  having  a  natural  simplicity  of  character  or 
  manners;  an  artless,  unaffected  person.  [Poetic] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rustic  \Rus"tic\,  a.  [L.  rusticus  fr  rus,  ruris,  the  country: 
  cf  F.  rustique  See  {Rural}.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  country;  rural;  as  the  rustic 
  gods  of  antiquity.  ``Rustic  lays.''  --Milton. 
  And  many  a  holy  text  around  she  strews,  That  teach 
  the  rustic  moralist  to  die.  --Gray. 
  She  had  a  rustic,  woodland  air.  --Wordsworth. 
  2.  Rude;  awkward;  rough;  unpolished;  as  rustic  manners.  ``A 
  rustic  muse.''  --Spenser. 
  3.  Coarse;  plain;  simple;  as  a  rustic  entertainment;  rustic 
  4.  Simple;  artless;  unadorned;  unaffected.  --Pope. 
  {Rustic  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  moth  belonging  to  {Agrotis}  and 
  allied  genera.  Their  larv[ae]  are  called  cutworms.  See 
  {Rustic  work}. 
  a  (Arch.)  Cut  stone  facing  which  has  the  joints  worked 
  with  grooves  or  channels,  the  face  of  each  block 
  projecting  beyond  the  joint,  so  that  the  joints  are 
  very  conspicuous. 
  b  (Arch.  &  Woodwork)  Summer  houses,  or  furniture  for 
  summer  houses,  etc.,  made  of  rough  limbs  of  trees 
  fancifully  arranged. 
  Syn:  Rural;  rude;  unpolished;  inelegant;  untaught;  awkward; 
  rough;  coarse;  plain;  unadorned;  simple;  artless; 
  honest.  See  {Rural}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  characteristic  of  rural  life;  "countrified  clothes";  "rustic 
  awkwardness"  [syn:  {countrified},  {countryfied}] 
  2:  awkwardly  simple  and  provincial;  "bumpkinly  country  boys"; 
  "rustic  farmers";  "a  hick  town";  "the  nightlife  of 
  Montmartre  awed  the  unsophisticated  tourists"  [syn:  {bumpkinly}, 
  {hick},  {unsophisticated}] 
  3:  used  of  idealized  country  life;  "a  country  life  of  arcadian 
  contentment";  "a  pleasant  bucolic  scene";  "charming  in  its 
  pastoral  setting";  "rustic  tranquility"  [syn:  {arcadian}, 
  {bucolic},  {pastoral}] 
  4:  characteristic  of  the  fields  or  country;  "agrestic 
  simplicity";  "rustic  stone  walls"  [syn:  {agrestic}] 
  n  :  an  unsophisticated  country  person 

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