One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to the country; rural or rustic.
rural, countryside, outdoor, rustic, pastoral, bucolicView synonyms
- ‘The statistics clearly show that both urban and agrestic rate of poverty has fallen significantly in the last decade.’
- ‘This green path draws the eye out and invites one to wander out in the agrestic Sonoma landscape.’
- ‘Paul Shambroom's exploration into systems of power has led him to agrestic town council meetings where local officials don jeans and consume Diet Coke.’
- ‘So he decided to organize the agrestic communities in a peaceful manner.’
- ‘I particularly love long, winding roads, says Rusty, referring to the agrestic simplicity of roads in Spain where they lived for a year, and in Canada.’
Early 17th century: from Latin agrestis, from ager, agr- ‘field’ + -ic.
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