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Synonyms for rural
ˈrʊər əlru·ral

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Wiktionary

  1. ruraladjective

    Synonyms:
    landly, campestral

    Antonyms:
    suburban, urban

  2. ruraladjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ruraladjective

    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. ruraladjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ruraladjective

    Synonyms:
    rustic, pastoral, country

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ruraladjective

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

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#237471clownish
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#261906untaught

How to use rural in a sentence?

  1. Ruy Teixeira:

    The chink in the armor [ for Republicans ], such as it is, there is a conflict between these [ blue-collar and rural ] voters' views of the rich and powerful in general and their views of entitlement programs and the way Republicans really do approach policy, if [ Democrats ] can convince more people that it's a really top priority to help you and your community, they would look the other way on some of their cultural conservative views. But until and unless you can make that case in a way that is convincing to a lot of these people, I don't think they are going to change.

  2. Victor Khanayev:

    It is impossible for rural people and even the district town's residents to refuse local produce from the land and their garden, especially with the official monetary compensation being so small.

  3. Shelley Clark:

    Mexico has started to look at options for expanding child care access for low-income families, and in India too, the government has supported some projects trying to expand access to child care, primarily in the rural areas.

  4. Democratic Sen. John Rodgers:

    People in rural areas are largely independent, and we take The Internet upon ourselves to stay safe, without the Second Amendment, we couldn't do that.

  5. Paul Preston:

    With Draper, he makes sure every area has an urbanized zone that will ultimately be blue. You still have the rural-urban thing going on in his formula, the rural people will be shafted again.


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