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Synonyms for rural
ˈrʊər əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rural(adj)

    living in or characteristic of farming or country life

    "rural people"; "large rural households"; "unpaved rural roads"; "an economy that is basically rural"

    Antonyms:
    citified, city-born, city-like, cityfied, urban, urbanized, city-bred, urbanised

  2. rural(adj)

    of or relating to the countryside as opposed to the city

    "rural electrification"; "rural free delivery"

    Antonyms:
    urbanized, city-bred, city-like, urbanised, urban, citified, cityfied, city-born

Wiktionary

  1. rural(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    landly, campestral

    Antonyms:
    suburban, urban

  2. rural(adjective)

    pertaining to less-populated, non-urban areas

    Synonyms:
    landly, campestral

    Antonyms:
    urban, suburban

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rural

    Rural and rustic are alike derived from the Latin rus, country, and may be alike defined as pertaining to, characteristic of, or dwelling in the country; but in usage rural refers especially to scenes or objects in the country, considered as the work of nature; rustic refers to their effect upon man or to their condition as affected by human agency; as, a rural scene; a rustic party; a rustic lass. We speak, however, of the rural population, rural simplicity, etc. Rural has always a favorable sense; rustic frequently an unfavorable one, as denoting a lack of culture and refinement; thus, rustic politeness expresses that which is well-meant, but awkward; similar ideas are suggested by a rustic feast, rustic garb, etc. Rustic is, however, often used of a studied simplicity, an artistic rudeness, which is pleasing and perhaps beautiful; as, a rustic cottage; a rustic chair. Pastoral refers to the care of flocks, and to the shepherd's life with the pleasing associations suggested by the old poetic ideal of that life; as, pastoral poetry. Bucolic is kindred to pastoral, but is a less elevated term, and sometimes slightly contemptuous.

    Synonyms:
    agricultural, artless, awkward, boorish, bucolic, clownish, coarse, countrified, country, hoidenish, inelegant, outlandish, pastoral, plain, rude, rustic, sylvan, uncouth, unpolished, unsophisticated, untaught, verdant

    Antonyms:
    accomplished, city-like, cultured, elegant, polished, polite, refined, urban, urbane, well-bred

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rural

    Synonyms:
    countrified, rustic, agricultural, bucolic, verdant, sylvan, grassy, arcadian, pastoral

    Antonyms:
    urban, oppidan, civic

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rural(a.)

    Synonyms:
    rustic, pastoral, country

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rural(a)

    Synonyms:
    rustic, country, countrified, pastoral, bucolic, agrestic

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "rural":

    rurale, countryside, rurales, agricultural, village, campesina, rural-based, peasant, wsi, villages

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#15519rustic
#17452awkward
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#61296verdant
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#98549uncouth
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#116847inelegant
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#178063rurale
#179345campesina
#237471clownish
#245417countrified
#261906untaught

How to use rural in a sentence?

  1. Bill Burton:

    I actually think California is a bellwether for the whole country, you have a mix of suburban, ex-urban, rural areas where you have competitive races. I don't think it's that dissimilar from what you're seeing in place like Pennsylvania, or Minnesota, or Colorado.

  2. Peter S. Jennison:

    The poor and the affluent are not communicating because they do not have the same words. When we talk of the millions who are culturally deprived, we refer not to those who do not have access to good libraries and bookstores, or to museums and centers for the performing arts, but those deprived of the words with which everything else is built, the words that opens doors. Children without words are licked before they start. The legion of the young wordless in urban and rural slums, eight to ten years old, do not know the meaning of hundreds of words which most middle-class people assume to be familiar to much younger children. Most of them have never seen their parents read a book or a magazine, or heard words used in other than rudimentary ways related to physical needs and functions. Thus is cultural fallout caused, the vicious circle of ignorance and poverty reinforced and perpetuated. Children deprived of words become school dropouts; dropouts deprived of hope behave delinquently. Amateur censors blame delinquency on reading immoral books and magazines, when in fact, the inability to read anything is the basic trouble.

  3. Brooke Coleman:

    That would keep the president's promise to rural communities while taking some pressure off regulators.

  4. Ben Pickering:

    We are treating it as a big emergency, we know the damage is extensive and that access into rural areas will be very, very difficult for everybody.

  5. Joy Lawn:

    Both indoor and outdoor air pollution have an important effect on the health and development of children, and not just in the stereotypical 'polluted cities' context but also for very poor rural families who cook indoors, clean water is taken for granted by families in high-income countries, and yet those children in the hottest climates, facing the greatest risks of infectious diseases, are the very ones with least access to clean water.


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