Earthiness



[ur-thee] /ˈɜr θi/

adjective, earthier, earthiest.
1.
of the nature of or consisting of or soil.
2.
characteristic of :
an earthy smell.
3.
realistic; practical.
4.
coarse or unrefined:
an earthy sense of humor.
5.
direct; robust; unaffected:
an earthy, generous woman.
6.
(of a mineral) having a dull luster and rough to the touch.
7.
Archaic. worldly; pertaining to the .
/ˈɜːθɪ/
adjective earthier, earthiest
1.
of, composed of, or characteristic of earth
2.
robust, lusty, or uninhibited
3.
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
adj.

1550s, from earth + -y (2). Figurative sense of “coarse, unrefined” is from 1590s. Related: Earthiness.

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