Syn. Rural; rude; unpolished; inelegant; untaught; awkward; rough; coarse; plain; unadorned; simple; artless; honest.
1. An inhabitant of the country, especially one who is rude, coarse, or dull; a clown.
Hence to your fields, you rustics! hence, away.Pope.
2. A rural person having a natural simplicity of character or manners; an artless, unaffected person. [Poetic]
(Rus`tic*al) a. Rustic. "Rustical society." Thackeray. Rus"tic*al*ly, adv. Rus"tic*al*ness,
(Rus"ti*cate) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rusticated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Rusticating.] [L. rusticaticus,
p. p. of rusticari to rusticate. See Rustic.] To go into or reside in the country; to ruralize. Pope.
(Rus"ti*cate), v. t. To require or compel to reside in the country; to banish or send away temporarily; to
impose rustication on.
The town is again beginning to be full, and the rusticated beauty sees an end of her banishment.Idler.
(Rus"ti*ca`ted) a. (Arch.) Resembling rustic work. See Rustic work (a), under Rustic.
(Rus`ti*ca"tion) n. [L. rusticatio.]
1. The act of rusticating, or the state of being rusticated; specifically, the punishment of a student for
some offense, by compelling him to leave the institution for a time.
2. (Arch.) Rustic work.
(Rus*tic"ity) n. [L. rusticitas: cf. F. rusticité.] The quality or state of being rustic; rustic manners; rudeness; simplicity; artlessness.
The sweetness and rusticity of a pastoral can not be so well expressed in any other tongue as in the
Greek, when rightly mixed and qualified with the Doric dialect.Addison.
The Saxons were refined from their rusticity.Sir W. Scott.