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Definition of "earthy" []

  • Of, consisting of, or resembling earth: an earthy smell. (adjective)
  • Of or characteristic of this world; worldly. (adjective)
  • Crude or off-color; indecent: an earthy joke. (adjective)
  • Hearty or uninhibited; natural: an earthy enjoyment of life. (adjective)
  • Unadorned and simple in style: an earthy homemade stew. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "earthy" in a sentence
  • "In fact, he's been hunting for what he calls "earthy, timeless pieces" since he was 18."
  • "Line Knitwear showed four fairly good looks in earthy tones with a standout pair of salmon colored leather cropped wide leg pants."
  • "But Montaigne says that such behavior is wrong: “I crawl in earthy slime but I do not fail to note, way up in the clouds, the matchless height of certain souls.”"