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the book "Delightful."
-The New York Times
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:adjective: Unsophisticated; unpolished; rustic.
ETYMOLOGY:The word acquired its figurative meaning alluding to something made of yarn spun at home, one that's plain and coarse.
USAGE:"I hope Britain never junks the homespun simplicity of basic biscuits for garish, fancy packets."
Oliver Thring; Consider the Biscuit; The Guardian (London, UK); Aug 10, 2010.
See more usage examples of homespun in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Men of genius are often dull and inert in society, as the blazing meteor when it descends to earth, is only a stone. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet (1807-1882)
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