[syn: down-to-earth, earthy]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Earthy \Earth"y\, a.
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." --Milton.
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.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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: crude, earthy, gross,
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: 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: sensible and practical; "has a straightforward down-to-earth
approach to a problem"; "her earthy common sense" [syn:
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
114 Moby Thesaurus words for "earthy":
Adamic, Adamite, Adamitic, Circean, Philistine, abandoned, adobe,
animal, animalistic, anthropocentric, anthropological, banausic,
bawdy, beastlike, beastly, bestial, bodily, broad, brutal, brute,
brutish, carnal, carnal-minded, clayey, clayish, coarse, crass,
crude, dirty, down-to-earth, dusty, earthly, fallen, finite,
fleshly, frail, frank, gaudy, gross, gumbo, gutter, hard-boiled,
hardheaded, hominal, homocentric, human, humanistic, indecent,
lapsed, loamy, loud, low, lusty, man-centered, marly, material,
materialistic, matter-of-fact, meretricious, mortal, muddy,
mundane, nonspiritual, obscene, only human, orgiastic, physical,
positivistic, postlapsarian, practical, practical-minded,
pragmatic, profane, rank, rational, raw, realist, realistic,
reasonable, ribald, rough, rude, sandy, sane, scientific,
scientistic, secular, sensible, sensual, shameless, sober-minded,
soily, sound, sound-thinking, straight-thinking, swinish,
tellurian, telluric, temporal, terrene, terrestrial, unangelic,
uncouth, unideal, unidealistic, uninhibited, unrefined, unromantic,
unsentimental, unspiritual, vulgar, wanton, weak, worldly