ETYM Cf. OD. blaf flat, broad, blaffaert one with a broad face, also, a boaster; or German verblüffen to confuse, LG. bluffen to frighten; to unknown origin.
1. Bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured.
2. Having a prominent and almost vertical front; SYN. bold, sheer.
1. Conspicuously and tastelessly indecent; SYN. crude, earthy, gross, vulgar.
2. Lacking refinement or cultivation or taste; SYN. common, uncouth, vulgar.
3. Of low or inferior quality or value; SYN. common.
4. Of texture; large-grained or rough to the touch.
ETYM Latin impolitus unpolishied, pref. im- not + politus, p. p. of polire to polish, refine. Related to Polite.
1. Having or caused by an irregular surface; SYN. unsmooth.
2. Not perfected.
3. (Of persons or behavior) Lacking refinement or finesse; physically aggressive.
4. (Botany) Of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped.
1. Impertinent; impolite; oarse or vulgar in manner.
2. Lacking refinement or delicacy: ignorant, unlearned; inelegant, uncouth; offensive in manner or action; discourteous; uncivilized, savage; coarse, vulgar.
3. Marked by or suggestive of lack of training or skill; inexperienced.
4. Robust, sturdy.
5. Occurring abruptly and disconcertingly.
ETYM Latin rusticus, from rus, ruris, the country: cf. French rustique. Related to Rural.
1. Of or pertaining to the country; rural.
2. Rude; awkward; unpolished.
3. Plain; simple.
Of lumber or stone or hides; not finished or dressed
(Of stone especially) Not given a finished form by or as if by hewing.