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 for rustic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              And many a holy text around she strews,
              That teach the rustic moralist to die. --Gray.
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              She had a rustic, woodland air.       --Wordsworth.
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     2. Rude; awkward; rough; unpolished; as, rustic manners. "A
        rustic muse." --Spenser.
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     3. Coarse; plain; simple; as, a rustic entertainment; rustic
        dress.
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     4. Simple; artless; unadorned; unaffected. --Pope.
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     Rustic moth (Zool.), any moth belonging to Agrotis and
        allied genera. Their larvae are called cutworms. See
        Cutworm.
  
     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.
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     Syn: Rural; rude; unpolished; inelegant; untaught; awkward;
          rough; coarse; plain; unadorned; simple; artless;
          honest. See Rural.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rustic \Rus"tic\, n.
     1. An inhabitant of the country, especially one who is rude,
        coarse, or dull; a clown.
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              Hence to your fields, you rustics! hence, away.
                                                    --Pope.
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     2. A rural person having a natural simplicity of character or
        manners; an artless, unaffected person. [Poetic]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rustic
      adj 1: characteristic of rural life; "countrified clothes";
             "rustic awkwardness" [syn: countrified, countryfied,
             rustic]
      2: awkwardly simple and provincial; "bumpkinly country boys";
         "rustic farmers"; "a hick town"; "the nightlife of Montmartre
         awed the unsophisticated tourists" [syn: bumpkinly, hick,
         rustic, unsophisticated]
      3: characteristic of the fields or country; "agrestic
         simplicity"; "rustic stone walls" [syn: agrestic, rustic]
      n 1: an unsophisticated country person

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  149 Moby Thesaurus words for "rustic":
     Arcadian, Bauer, Spartan, agrarian, agrestic, agricultural,
     agriculturalist, agriculturist, agrologist, agronomist,
     apple knocker, artless, ascetic, austere, awkward, backwoods,
     backwoodsman, bald, bare, boor, boorish, bucolic, bumpkin,
     campestral, candid, clod, cloddish, clodhopper, clown,
     coffee-planter, collective farm worker, common, commonplace,
     countrified, country, country bumpkin, country cousin, countryman,
     countrywoman, crofter, cropper, crude, cultivator, direct,
     dirt farmer, dry, dry farmer, dull, exurbanite, farm, farm laborer,
     farmer, farmhand, frank, gawky, gentleman farmer, granger,
     greenhorn, grower, guileless, harvester, harvestman, haymaker,
     hayseed, hick, hillbilly, homely, homespun, husbandman, ingenuous,
     jay, kibbutznik, kolkhoznik, kulak, lean, looby, lout, loutish,
     lowland, lumpen, matter-of-fact, mossback, mountaineer, muzhik,
     naive, natural, neat, oaf, oafish, open, outland, pastoral,
     peasant, peasant holder, picker, plain, plain-speaking,
     plain-spoken, planter, plodding, plowboy, plowman, prosaic,
     prosing, prosy, provincial, pure, raiser, rancher, ranchman,
     reaper, redneck, ridge runner, rough, rube, rural, severe,
     sharecropper, simple, simple-speaking, sober, sower, spare, stark,
     straightforward, suburbanite, tea-planter, tenant farmer, tiller,
     tree farmer, truck farmer, unadorned, unaffected, uncomplicated,
     uncultivated, uncultured, ungainly, unimaginative, unmannerly,
     unpoetical, unpolished, unrefined, unsophisticated, unvarnished,
     upland, woodsy, yap, yeoman, yokel
  
  

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