Adjective "earthy" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Resembling or suggestive of earth or soil.
  1. 'Work on the east wing has been completed, restoring the natural, earthy colour of the plaster, and enhancing the red brick.'
  2. 'Open the door and breathe in the mossy, earthy smell of saturated soil.'
  3. 'All rooms are decorated with natural fibers and earthy colors like adobe and grass green and have wood floors.'
  4. 'There was a soft, earthy smell, and it was pleasantly warm, with a fire burning low in the hearth.'
  5. 'Good compost should smell earthy, even sweet, and should be dark and crumbly.'
  6. 'Meanwhile, cool and tawny neutrals ground many collections with a natural and earthy element.'
  7. 'He smelled good; earthy and real, no perfume or cologne like Joe's and the other men who had once courted her.'
  8. 'The rich, earthy smell of the shampoo Kia always used drifted from her golden hair, tickling the inside of his nostril.'
  9. 'At the time I thought the wine was far too heavy and had an earthy flavour.'
  10. 'In the gust of wind that followed him, she smelled the earthy scent of a sandalwood perfume, mixed with silk and leather.'
  11. 'I choose the wild mushroom tagliatelle, full of earthy porcini flavour rather than cream, followed by pan-fried monkfish with capers, rosemary and crispy potatoes.'
  12. 'With specialist ingredients from rare spices through to exotic vegetables and fresh seafood our menu combines earthy, traditional Indian flavours with cutting edge style.'
(of a person or their language) direct and uninhibited, especially about sexual subjects or bodily functions.
  1. 'she's very earthy and voluptuous'
  2. 'He also had a reputation for a decidedly earthy sense of humor.'
  3. 'Their sense of humour is dry and earthy, based on observing the reality of life.'
  4. 'One gets from this image a similar ‘patchwork’ promise of extended sadness, of mixed dreams realized in fragments with an earthy vigorous humor.'
  5. 'Her robust, earthy attractiveness roared back to life in earnest as she responded warmly to his embrace.'
  6. 'Walt Whitman, for example, created a fantastic self-image which appealed to those seeking an earthy, robust American literary voice.'
  7. 'The man's perennial good humor, his sympathetic understanding of any and all problems, his salty language and his earthy comments are a vital contribution to the morals of the ship.'
  8. 'Similarly, the overtures go well, yet the conductor misses something of the earthy humor of the Academic Festival.'
  9. 'These outer movements are witty, but the internal ones are either passionate or governed by a more earthy sense of humor.'
  10. 'When we meet, she exudes a natural, earthy sexiness.'
  11. 'It contributed a repertory of immortal songs easily memorable by their combination of direct tunes and earthy good humour.'


1. of the nature of or consisting of earth or soil.

2. characteristic of earth: an earthy smell.

3. realistic; practical.

4. coarse or unrefined: an earthy sense of humor.

5. direct; robust; unaffected: an earthy, generous woman.

6. (of a mineral) having a dull luster and rough to the touch.

7. Archaic. worldly; pertaining to the earth.

More examples(as adjective)

"foods can be earthy in colours."

"colours can be earthy."

"tones can be earthy."

"smells can be earthy."

"flavours can be earthy."

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