Definition of earthy in English:

earthy

adjective

  • 1Resembling or suggestive of earth or soil.

    ‘an earthy smell’
    • ‘New pest and weed problems appeared, and the soil became harder and lost its earthy smell.’
    • ‘It was faint, barely there, but he could sense the misplaced aroma of foreign spices amid the earthy smells of rain and horse.’
    • ‘Experts say the earthy smell is caused by geosmin, a chemical produced by a common bacterium, streptomyces coelicolor, found in most soils.’
    • ‘She moved slowly through the darkness, the earthy smell of damp roots and soil all about her.’
    • ‘Deep ripe raspberry aromas and peppery spice scents deliver a smooth rounded mouthful of robust earthy raspberry flavours, firm tannins and classic peppery finale.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, cool and tawny neutrals ground many collections with a natural and earthy element.’
    • ‘The rich, earthy smell of the shampoo Kia always used drifted from her golden hair, tickling the inside of his nostril.’
    • ‘All rooms are decorated with natural fibers and earthy colors like adobe and grass green and have wood floors.’
    • ‘My favourite so far has been the local mushrooms the like of which I've never tasted - earthy and full of flavour.’
    • ‘A earthy, musky smell exuded from the forest that now surrounded him.’
    • ‘The trend is for more natural and earthy colors and textures.’
    • ‘Good compost should smell earthy, even sweet, and should be dark and crumbly.’
    • ‘With specialist ingredients from rare spices through to exotic vegetables and fresh seafood our menu combines earthy, traditional Indian flavours with cutting edge style.’
    • ‘He smelled good; earthy and real, no perfume or cologne like Joe's and the other men who had once courted her.’
    • ‘At the time I thought the wine was far too heavy and had an earthy flavour.’
    • ‘Take a sniff; if the soil smells rank and sour, instead of earthy, the plants have been over-watered and may have root rot.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Open the door and breathe in the mossy, earthy smell of saturated soil.’
    • ‘The distinctive earthy flavour of the food is now lost, to be perhaps sourced only in a few remote villages.’
    • ‘I could see a few strands of root protruding out of the walls, and the place had an earthy smell to it.’
    • ‘Work on the east wing has been completed, restoring the natural, earthy colour of the plaster, and enhancing the red brick.’
    • ‘There was a soft, earthy smell, and it was pleasantly warm, with a fire burning low in the hearth.’
    • ‘In another salad, waxy redskin potatoes with a deep, earthy flavour were served warm, along with a poached egg, on a combination of leaves and vegetables sprinkled with sesame seeds.’
    • ‘In the gust of wind that followed him, she smelled the earthy scent of a sandalwood perfume, mixed with silk and leather.’
    soil-like, dirt-like
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    1. 1.1 (of a person or their language) direct and uninhibited, especially about sexual subjects or bodily functions.
      ‘their good-natured vulgarity and earthy humor’
      ‘she's very earthy and voluptuous’
      • ‘She was so different from so many women that Scott knew around his circle of friends in that she was more earthy.’
      • ‘You are earthy, practical and grounded in work situations also emotional and spiritual in personal matters.’
      • ‘She is earthy, a free spirit, who doesn't get too worked up by her appearance, she has nothing to hide (Cleo confesses that she would not be able to model).’
      • ‘As far as Wright's students were concerned and the medical faculty he was as earthy, witty and happy to share in an inebriated night as ever he'd been, probably more so.’
      • ‘She had been very much a caring, earthy person who would enfold sorrow in her arms and dissolve it away.’
      • ‘Noah loved surfing more than soccer, volleyball and baseball combined; he was a naturally earthy, wholesome person.’
      • ‘He's so earthy that linemen court his company.’
      • ‘I suspect that Clinton always had this problem when dealing with the elites whom he was more than smart enough to hob-nob with - he was too earthy, too sexual, too down and dirty.’
      • ‘Hidden underneath your cool exterior is an earthy and very sensual person who enjoys feeling feminine.’
      bawdy, ribald, off colour, racy, rude, vulgar, lewd, crude, foul, coarse, uncouth, rough, dirty, filthy, smutty, unseemly, indelicate, indecent, indecorous, obscene
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Pronunciation:

earthy

/ˈərTHē/