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Synonyms for metropolis
mɪˈtrɒp ə lɪsme·trop·o·lis

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Wiktionary

  1. metropolisnoun

    Synonyms:
    mother city, metropole

  2. metropolisnoun

    Synonyms:
    archbishopric

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. metropolis

    The metropolis is the chief city in the commercial, the capital in the political sense. The capital of an American State is rarely its metropolis.

    Synonyms:
    capital, chief city, seat of government

Princeton's WordNet

  1. city, metropolis, urban centernoun

    a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts

    "Ancient Troy was a great city"

    Synonyms:
    city, urban center

  2. city, metropolisnoun

    people living in a large densely populated municipality

    "the city voted for Republicans in 1994"

    Synonyms:
    city, urban center

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. metropolisnoun

    Synonyms:
    chief city, capital

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "metropolis":

    métropole, metropolitan, cosmopolitan, city

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Metropolis":

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#139city
#1163capital
#5446metropolitan
#17456metropolis
#19811cosmopolitan
#43285metropole
#228590archbishopric

How to use metropolis in a sentence?

  1. Morrow Mayo:

    Here is an artificial city which has been pumped up under forced draught, inflated like a balloon, stuffed with rural humanity like a goose with corn...endeavoring to eat up this too rapid avalanche of anthropoids, the sunshine metropolis heaves and strains, sweats and becomes pop-eyed, like a young boa constrictor trying to swallow a goat. It has never imparted an urban character to its incoming population for the simple reason that it has never had any character to impart. On the other hand, the place has the manners, culture and general outlook of a huge country village.

  2. John Hannah:

    While elements of the Iraqi Army have gradually been able to evict ISIS from Iraq's smaller towns and cities, the challenge of liberating Mosul was of a whole different order of magnitude, it’s a vast metropolis that had millions of inhabitants, enormous sectarian and ethnic complexity, and was the historical bastion of Sunni [ Muslim ] revanchism in Iraq. The fight was always going to be toughest in Mosul, which is why it was left for last.

  3. Ross Barney:

    Being in the center of a global metropolis, this project faced and overcame a lot of issues, there were a lot of pioneering approaches, from design through to funding, that I think many of the world's cities could benefit from.

  4. Casey Bloys:

    From the western theme park to the technocratic metropolis of the near future, we've thoroughly enjoyed every twist and turn from the minds of Jonathan Nolan Lisa Joy, we can't wait to see where Jonathan Nolan Lisa Joy inspired vision takes us next.

  5. John Quincy Adams:

    The harmony of the nation is promoted and the whole Union is knit together by the sentiments of mutual respect, the habits of social intercourse, and the ties of personal friendship formed between the representatives of its several parts in the performance of their service at this metropolis.

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