Definition of Rusticism

1. Noun. A rural idiom or expression.

Exact synonyms: Ruralism
Generic synonyms: Idiom, Idiomatic Expression, Phrasal Idiom, Phrase, Set Phrase



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rusticism

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rustic
rustical
rusticality
rustically
rusticalness
rusticals
rusticate
rusticated
rusticates
rusticating
rustication
rustications
rusticator
rusticators
rusticism (current term)
rusticities
rusticity
rustick
rusticle
rusticles
rusticly
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rustiness
rustinesses
rusting
rustings

Literary usage of Rusticism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"Sharp gleams of insight arrest us by their pure intellectuality; here and there, in heroic rusticism, a tone of modest ..."

2. Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1910)
"Sharp gleams of insight arrest us by their pure intellectuality; here and there, in heroic rusticism, a tone of modest ..."

3. The Letters of Charles Lamb by Charles Lamb, Alfred Ainger (1904)
"Now and then a home rusticism is fresh and startling; but when nothing is gained in expression, it is out of tenor. It may make folks smile and stare; ..."

4. The Function of the Poet, and Other Essays by James Russell Lowell (1920)
"In this way only can we account for his once slipping into the rusticism that " remembers of " a thing. But beyond any advantage which he may have derived ..."

5. The Function of the Poet and Other Essays by James Russell Lowell, Albert Mordell (1920)
"In this way only can we account for his once slipping into the rusticism that " remembers of " a thing. But beyond any advantage which he may have derived ..."

6. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1842)
"Sharp gleams of insight arrest us by their pure intellectuality; here and there, in heroic rusticism, a tone of modest ..."

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