Definition for RUST'IC, or RUST'IC-AL

RUST'IC, or RUST'IC-AL, a. [L. rusticus, from rus, the country.]

  1. Pertaining to the country; rural; as, the rustic gods of antiquity. Encyc.
  2. Rude; unpolished; rough; awkward; as, rustic manners or behavior.
  3. Coarse; plain; simple; as, rustic entertainment; rustic dress.
  4. Simple; artless; unadorned. Pope. Rustic work, in a building, is when the stones, &c. in the face of it, are hacked or pecked so as to be rough. Encyc.

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