earthier, earthiest
1) ADJ-GRADED (approval) If you describe someone as earthy, you mean that they are open and direct, and talk about subjects which other people avoid or feel ashamed about.

She is a very physical young woman, earthy, and very intense.

...his extremely earthy humour.

Derived words:
earthiness N-UNCOUNT

Dede grinned at her companion, delighting in her earthiness.

2) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe something as earthy, you mean it looks, smells, or feels like earth.

I'm attracted to warm, earthy colours...

The rooms had the clean earthy smell of wet clay.

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