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Difference between Earthen, Earthly and Earthy

Earthen refers to being made of earth.

  • Over the fire hangs a big earthen pot, the kind Indians used.

Earthly refers to being of this world.

  • Per his last request, his earthly remains were scattered at sea.

Earthy refers to being down to earth, crude, or unrefined.

  • The speaker’s earthy expressions pleased the rebellious crowd.