ETYM Cf. Prov. German bludde a dull or blunt knife, Dan. blunde to sleep, Swed. and Icel. blunda; or perh. akin to Eng. blind.
1. Said of a knife or other blade; not sharp.
2. Having a broad or rounded end.
3. Devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; SYN. crude, stark.
4. Characterized by disconcerting directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion; SYN. candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank.
ETYM Latin primitivus, from primus the first: cf. French primitif. Related to Prime.
1. (Anthropology; of societies) Preliterate or tribal or nonindustrial.
2. (Fine arts) Of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style.
3. (Linguistics) Serving as the basis for derived or inflected forms.
4. (Mathematics) Being an algebraic or geometric expression from which another expression is derived.
1. Sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring
2. Very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution; SYN. tough.
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.
Lacking in style or elegance; SYN. unstylish.
dowdy · unstylish