(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. sociable, friendly; informal, rustic. See sociality, humanity.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
*down-to-earth, friendly, informal, unassuming, rustic, natural, down-home, casual, unpretentious, simple, easygoing, corny.
ANT.: sophisticated, pretentious, *la-di-da

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  • folksy — adj. 1. same as {cracker barrel}. Syn: cracker barrel, homespun. [WordNet 1.5] 2. very informal and familiar; as, a folksy radio commentator; a folksy style. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • folksy — (adj.) sociable, unpretentious, 1852, U.S. colloquial, from FOLKS (Cf. folks) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • folksy — [adj] informal, simple cozy, downto earth*, homely, homey, low key, modest, natural, plain, rustic, unassuming, unpretentious; concepts 562,589 …   New thesaurus

  • folksy — ► ADJECTIVE (folksier, folksiest) ▪ traditional and homely, especially in an artificial way. DERIVATIVES folksiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • folksy — ☆ folksy [fōk′sē ] adj. folksier, folksiest Informal friendly or sociable in a simple, direct manner: sometimes used in a derogatory way of affected or exaggerated familiarity folksily adv. folksiness n …   English World dictionary

  • folksy — [[t]fo͟ʊksi[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe something as folksy, you mean that it is simple and has a style characteristic of folk craft and tradition. You sometimes use folksy to show disapproval of something because it seems… …   English dictionary

  • folksy — UK [ˈfəʊksɪ] / US [ˈfoʊksɪ] adjective Word forms folksy : adjective folksy comparative folksier superlative folksiest 1) made or done in a way that is intended to remind you of traditional art, customs, or stories a folksy piece of music 2)… …   English dictionary

  • folksy — folksiness, n. /fohk see/, adj., folksier, folksiest. 1. friendly or neighborly; sociable. 2. very informal; familiar; unceremonious: The politician affected a folksy style. 3. belonging to the common people, esp. in regard to a conscious use of… …   Universalium

  • folksy — folk|sy [ fouksi ] adjective 1. ) made or done in a way that is intended to remind you of traditional art, customs, or stories: a folksy piece of music 2. ) informal in a friendly way that makes you feel relaxed: the president s folksy speeches …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • folksy — adjective (folksier; est) Date: 1852 1. sociable, friendly 2. informal, casual, or familiar in manner or style < folksy humor > • folksily adverb • folksiness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • folksy — adj. Folksy is used with these nouns: ↑charm …   Collocations dictionary

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