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earthy (adj) coarse and unrefined.

Talking and joking openly about the human body and about sex in a rude and coarse manner makes a person earthy. An earthy person's open talk about the human body and about sex embarrasses their listeners, especially women. A person who is earthy has no sense of decency.

  • Bryan's talk is very earthy with his coarse jokes about sex in the open and often embarrasses the people around him. He doesn't mind even the presence of women when he talks so.
  • James is an earthy person but his wife is from an elite society, and is highly refined in her talk and conduct making them an odd pair.
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