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Definition 1: of or consisting of or resembling earth - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where earthy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Definition 2: conspicuously and tastelessly indecent - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where earthy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for earthy in the sense of this definition

(earthy is similar to ...) offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters

"an earthy but not indecent story" "an indecent gesture"

Definition 3: not far removed from or suggestive of nature - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where earthy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(earthy is similar to ...) in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature

"a very natural development" "our natural environment" "natural science" "natural resources" "natural cliffs" "natural phenomena"

Definition 4: sensible and practical - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where earthy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for earthy in the sense of this definition

(earthy is similar to ...) aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are

"a realistic description" "a realistic view of the possibilities" "a realistic appraisal of our chances" "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans"

Definition 5: hearty and lusty - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where earthy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an earthy enjoyment of life

(earthy is similar to ...) not inhibited or restrained

"uninhibited exuberance"

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