earthy /ˈɝθi, ði/
1. Consisting of, or resembling, earth; terrene; earthlike; as, earthy matter.
How pale she looks,
And of an earthy cold! --Shak.
All over earthy, like a piece of earth. --Tennyson.
2. Of or pertaining to the earth or to, this world; earthly; terrestrial; carnal. [R.] “Their earthy charge.”
The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy. --1 Cor. xv. 47, 48 (Rev. Ver. )
Earthy spirits black and envious are. --Dryden.
3. Gross; low; unrefined. “Her earthy and abhorred commands.”
4. Min. Without luster, or dull and roughish to the touch; as, an earthy fracture.
adj 1: 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" [syn: coarse, crude, gross, vulgar]
2: not far removed from or suggestive of nature; "the earthy
taste of warm milk fresh from the cow"; "earthy smells of
3: hearty and lusty; "an earthy enjoyment of life"
4: sensible and practical; "has a straightforward down-to-earth
approach to a problem"; "her earthy common sense" [syn: down-to-earth]
[also: earthiest, earthier]