Definition of Earthy in English :

Define Earthy in English

Earthy meaning in English

Meaning of Earthy in English

Pronunciation of Earthy in English

Earthy pronunciation in English

Pronounce Earthy in English


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1. crude, earthy, gross, vulgar

conspicuously and tastelessly indecent

Example Sentences:
'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'

2. earthy

not far removed from or suggestive of nature

Example Sentences:
'the earthy taste of warm milk fresh from the cow'
'earthy smells of new-mown grass'

3. earthy

hearty and lusty

Example Sentences:
'an earthy enjoyment of life'

4. earthy

of or consisting of or resembling earth

Example Sentences:
'it had an earthy smell'
'only a little earthy bank separates me from the edge of the ocean'

5. down-to-earth, earthy

sensible and practical

Example Sentences:
'has a straightforward down-to-earth approach to a problem'
'her earthy common sense'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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adjectiveWord forms: earthier or earthiest
of, composed of, or characteristic of earth
robust, lusty, or uninhibited
unrefined, coarse, or crude
4.  an archaic word for worldly (sense 1)
5. electrical engineering
on the earthed side of an electrical circuit, but not necessarily with a direct current connection to earth

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see synonyms of earthy
adjectiveWord forms: ˈearthier or ˈearthiest
of or like earth or soil
2.  Archaic
coarse; unrefined
simple and natural

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of earthy
adj. earth·i·er, earth·i·est
1. Of, consisting of, or resembling earth: an earthy smell.
2. Of or characteristic of this world; worldly.
3. Crude or off-color; indecent: an earthy joke.
4. Hearty or uninhibited; natural: an earthy enjoyment of life.
5. Unadorned and simple in style: an earthy homemade stew.

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