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Wiktionary3.3 / 6 votes
pertaining to less-populated, non-urban areas
English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
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.
agricultural, artless, awkward, boorish, bucolic, clownish, coarse, countrified, country, hoidenish, inelegant, outlandish, pastoral, plain, rude, rustic, sylvan, uncouth, unpolished, unsophisticated, untaught, verdant
accomplished, city-like, cultured, elegant, polished, polite, refined, urban, urbane, well-bred
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote
Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 1 vote
living in or characteristic of farming or country life
"rural people"; "large rural households"; "unpaved rural roads"; "an economy that is basically rural"
citified, city-born, city-like, cityfied, urban, urbanized, city-bred, urbanised
of or relating to the countryside as opposed to the city
"rural electrification"; "rural free delivery"
urbanized, city-bred, city-like, urbanised, urban, citified, cityfied, city-born
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.0 / 1 vote
PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes
List of paraphrases for "rural":
rurale, countryside, rurales, agricultural, village, campesina, rural-based, peasant, wsi, villages
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There is not a one-size fits all solution to this issue, what works in Alaska or rural Wyoming will not work in cities like Chicago or Detroit.
Rural telcos are not very profitable and a lot of the owners are in their 50s, 60s and 70s. If they have to rip out their network, they are probably going to shut down if they can't easily find a buyer.
It's deplorable that many of these cases are a result of sexual violence within the nuclear family: stepfathers, uncles, fathers, and grandfathers. We're reaching more and more girls as soon as we hear about a case and we have expanded our presence across Guatemala and rural areas.
We are most proud to run into a country bar in the rural South and see our product is the only moonshine on the shelf. We’re honored when see that.
It threatens rural hospitals because Medicare reimbursement rates are just too low for these hospitals to keep the doors open.
Translations for rural
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- قَرَوِيّ, فَلاحِيArabic
- ruralCatalan, Valencian
- tyndtbefolket, ruralDanish
- ländlich, dörflichGerman
- maalaismainen, maalais-Finnish
- ルーラル, 農村, いなかJapanese
- деревенский, сельскийRussian
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