agrestic

Agrestic has to do with the countryside. It’s the opposite of “urban.” The agrestic way of life might appeal to you, if you prefer fresh air and the great outdoors to the bustle of urban life.

Agrestic can also refer to the less appealing side of country — the rough and rustic behavior you might attribute to a “country bumpkin,” somebody who isn’t city-savvy. You’ve probably noticed that agrestic sounds a bit like agriculture — both words share the Latin root ager “field.”

Definitions of agrestic
  1. adjective
    characteristic of the fields or country
    agrestic simplicity”
    synonyms: rustic
    rural
    living in or characteristic of farming or country life
  2. adjective
    (of behavior) rustic and uncouth
    “the agrestic behavior of a country boy”
    Synonyms:
    unrefined
    (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth
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