What does earthy mean?

Definitions for earthy
ˈɜr θiearth·y

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crude, earthy, gross, vulgaradjective

    conspicuously and tastelessly indecent

    "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. earthyadjective

    not far removed from or suggestive of nature

    "the earthy taste of warm milk fresh from the cow"; "earthy smells of new-mown grass"

  3. earthyadjective

    hearty and lusty

    "an earthy enjoyment of life"

  4. earthyadjective

    of or consisting of or resembling earth

    "it had an earthy smell"; "only a little earthy bank separates me from the edge of the ocean"

  5. down-to-earth, earthyadjective

    sensible and practical

    "has a straightforward down-to-earth approach to a problem"; "her earthy common sense"


  1. earthyadjective

    Resembling dirt or soil (i.e. earth).

    The earthy smell of fresh turned loam told me the farmer had started plowing this morning, the definitive sign of spring for me.

  2. earthyadjective

    Down to earth, un-artificed, natural.

    She's was an earthy soul, the salt of the earth as they say of such rural folk, untarnished by false civilization.

  3. earthyadjective

    Like or resembling the earth or of the earth.

  4. earthyadjective

    Covered with earth (mud, dirt).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Earthyadjective

    Etymology: from earth.

    Long may’st thou live in Richard’s seat to sit,
    And soon lie Richard in an earthy pit! William Shakespeare, Richard II.

    These lamps are inflamed by the admission of new air, when the sepulchres are opened, as we see in fat earthy vapours of divers sorts. John Wilkins, Math. Magic.

    All water, especially that of rain, is more or less stored with matter, light in comparison of the common mineral earthy matter. John Woodward, Natural History.

    To survey his dead and earthy image,
    What were it but to make my sorrow greater. William Shakespeare, H. VI.

    Him lord pronounc’d, he, O indignity!
    Subjected to his service angel-wings,
    And flaming ministers to watch and tend
    Their earthy charge. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. ix. l. 157.

    Those earthy spirits black and envious are;
    I’ll call up other gods of form more fair. John Dryden, Ind. Emper.

    Mine is the shipwreck, in a watry sign;
    And in an earthy, the dark dungeon thine. Dryden.

    Teach me, dear creature, how to think and speak;
    Lay open to my earthy gross conceit,
    Smother’d in errors, feeble, shallow, weak,
    The folded meaning of your words deceit. William Shakespeare.

    Nor is my flame So earthy, as to need the dull material force
    Of eyes, or lips, or cheeks. John Denham, Sophy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Earthyadjective

    consisting of, or resembling, earth; terrene; earthlike; as, earthy matter

  2. Earthyadjective

    of or pertaining to the earth or to, this world; earthly; terrestrial; carnal

  3. Earthyadjective

    gross; low; unrefined

  4. Earthyadjective

    without luster, or dull and roughish to the touch; as, an earthy fracture

Anagrams for earthy »

  1. aethyr

  2. hearty

  3. yearth

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of earthy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of earthy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of earthy in a Sentence

  1. Paula Ansley:

    It's got an earthy, grassy-type flavor, depending on where we collect the botanicals or which elephants we collect botanicals from, the gin flavor is going to change slightly.

  2. Brandon Cook:

    Our crispy Brussels sprouts is a favorite dish on our menu, and it’s perfect for fall when Brussels Sprouts are in peak season, we fry our Brussels sprouts which adds a beautiful nutty, earthy almost roasted flavor but also gives them a wonderful crispiness.

  3. Adrian Grenier:

    I bought a place in Austin five years ago and a year ago I decided to move here permanently, i had friends here, I ran a business here, and liked the pace. Austin is cosmopolitan without being snooty; it's earthy. People are smart and successful but they don't flaunt it.

  4. Beth Nolley:

    I didn't think it would be relevant beyond (the Women's March), but it still is. For anything where people come together for a cause, it seems relevant to wear. we wanted it to be more earthy, so we added some color to ours and I made my friend's green one there.

  5. Sunny Sweeney:

    Her fiance messaged me and he was like, 'You don't even understand. In two days, it's the 10 year anniversary of my ship date to Iraq.' And the day they got the ring in the mail, was his exact ship date, i'm not all earthy and stuff, but you really truly can't write that stuff.

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    a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid
    • A. leaven
    • B. encumbrance
    • C. mitre
    • D. anil

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