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Synonyms for populace
ˈpɒp yə ləspop·u·lace

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  1. populacenoun

    The common people of a nation.

    The populace despised their ignorant leader.

    rabble, masses, hoi polloi, riff-raff, people

  2. populacenoun

    The inhabitants of a nation.

    inhabitant, population

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. populace

    The populace are poor and ignorant, but may be law-abiding; a mob is disorderly and lawless, but may be rich and influential. The rabble is despicable, worthless, purposeless; a mob may have effective desperate purpose. A crowd may be drawn by mere curiosity; some strong, pervading excitement is needed to make it a mob. Compare PEOPLE.

    canaille, crowd, dregs of the people, lower classes, masses, mob, rabble, the vulgar

Princeton's WordNet

  1. populace, public, worldnoun

    people in general considered as a whole

    "he is a hero in the eyes of the public"

    reality, world, humankind, public, human race, earthly concern, man, cosmos, globe, creation, macrocosm, universe, worldly concern, humanity, human beings, mankind, existence, humans, earth, domain

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  1. populacenoun

    commonalty, proletariat, rabble

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  1. Emeasoba George:

    A true leader is expected by God/populace to be as good as his/her words i.e. to fulfill all he/she has said that he/she will do.

  2. Kate Brown:

    Oregon's government belongs to its people, and an informed, engaged populace is essential to democracy, another essential element is trust, and rebuilding that trust begins now. These reforms are designed to ensure the timely fulfillment of public records requests, to hold public officials accountable, and foster a culture of transparency.

  3. Muhammad Sani Abdullahi:

    For young people who constitute a greater chunk of the populace, reliance on the internet for daily functions has become a must, business, both small and large wouldn't be able to continue their everyday activities should the government keep the people cut out.

  4. H. L. Mencken:

    The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

  5. Homer:

    A councilor ought not to sleep the whole night through, a man to whom the populace is entrusted, and who has many responsibilities.

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Translations for populace

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  • [[gemeine]] [[Volk]], [[breite]] [[Masse]], Pöbel, BevGerman
  • populachoSpanish
  • plèbe, populace, bas peupleFrench
  • 民衆, 庶民, 大衆Japanese
  • povão, populaçãoPortuguese
  • сброд, просто́й наро́д, чернь, масса, простонаро́дье, бы́дло, толпа́Russian
  • kitle, halk, derinti, avam, ayaktakımıTurkish
  • НаселенняUkrainian

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