Definition of countrified in English:


(also countryfied)


  • Reminiscent or characteristic of the country, especially in being unsophisticated.

    ‘a countrified cottage garden’
    ‘her tweeds were far too countrified’
    • ‘When I first came down here, I was shocked by the anger it caused in countrified folk.’
    • ‘The obvious thing may seem to make it as countrified as possible.’
    • ‘It was very countrified and low key and I saw an opportunity to push it further.’
    • ‘A countrified 63, she is the epitome of the Aga babe, all rosy cheeks and unkempt locks and warmth.’
    • ‘The luxuriant moustache is old-fashioned and countrified.’
    • ‘Although his natural habitat is urban or suburban, he likes to seem countrified.’
    • ‘And but so then the solo hits and you'd be way hard-pressed to call it anything besides countrified, wouldn't you?’
    • ‘‘It's very… countrified,’ was all Erin could think of to say.’
    • ‘My grandfather on my mother's side was that way, albeit in a more countryfied version.’
    • ‘It's taken some effort to make my speech less countrified since leaving the Little Town.’
    • ‘He thought the area was countrified and he was surprised to find such a nice restaurant.’
    • ‘Along these tributaries, in the remote regions, people of a more countrified appearance occupied passing vehicles.’
    • ‘This is a countrified area, the jewel of Salford, and it is grotesque that it should be changed in this way just to make money.’
    • ‘At first listen, it is a set of simple, direct, delicious and honest countrified songs, hurting music about love gone wrong.’
    • ‘I was awkward and countrified, but the ladies took me in and tamed me as best they could.’
    • ‘I soon found out that such simple countrified musical tastes were laughed at here.’
    • ‘They're not farms, they're not countrified in the national stereotype that we've got about the bush.’
    • ‘They all share the kitchen, which is rather countrified, with perky café curtains and a view of a neighbouring wall.’
    • ‘Much of the rest is rather tepid countrified folk-rock.’
    • ‘To be fair, that's not the only brief glimpse of promise here, but none ever stand out enough to save this album from its affected ruralism and tired, countryfied stylings.’
    rural, rustic, pastoral, bucolic, countryside, country
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Mid 17th century: past participle of countrify ‘make rural’.