Word Explorer
Children's Dictionary
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary        

earth·y

earthy

 
 
pronunciation:
uhr thi
part of speech: adjective
inflections: earthier, earthiest
definition 1: realistic, practical, and unpretentious.
She found her new friends surprisingly earthy despite their aristocratic backgrounds.
synonyms:
realistic
antonyms:
artificial, impractical, pretentious
similar words:
down-to-earth, matter-of-fact, practical, pragmatic, sensible, straightforward, unaffected, unpretentious
definition 2: unrefined, coarse, or sexually suggestive.
synonyms:
carnal, sexual, unrefined
antonyms:
refined
similar words:
bawdy, lusty, ribald, sensual
definition 3: consisting of the properties of earth; of the soil.
synonyms:
earthen
similar words:
dusty, muddy, terrestrial
derivation: earthily (adv.)