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Rural synonyms
ro͝or'əl
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Of, in, or from a rural district
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  1. Of, in, or from a rural district
  2. Characteristic of or like that of the country; rustic
  3. Of, relating to, or typical of the country:
Lacking the refinement or elegance associated with urban life.
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  1. Lacking the refinement or elegance associated with urban life.
  2. Of, relating to, or typical of country life or country people.
  3. Of or living in the country, as distinguished from cities or towns; rural
Of or pertaining to agriculture; connected with, or engaged in, tillage; as, the agricultural class; agricultural implements, wages, et cetera.
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  1. Of or pertaining to agriculture; connected with, or engaged in, tillage; as, the agricultural class; agricultural implements, wages, et cetera.
Of or relating to a pastor or the duties of a pastor:
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  1. Of or relating to a pastor or the duties of a pastor:
  2. Of or portraying rural life or, formerly, a highly conventionalized form of rustic life among shepherds, usually in an idealized way
  3. Of or relating to the country or country life; rural.
Of shepherds; pastoral
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  1. Of shepherds; pastoral
  2. Of or characteristic of shepherds or flocks; pastoral.
  3. Of country life or farms; rustic
Pertaining to the backwoods.
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  1. Pertaining to the backwoods.
  2. In, from, or characteristic of backwoods
  3. Rough, uncouth, coarse, or crude in social matters.
Of or characteristic of people from the provinces; not fashionable or sophisticated:
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  1. Of or characteristic of people from the provinces; not fashionable or sophisticated:
  2. Designating or of a style, esp. of 18th-cent. European furniture, that was characteristic of the provinces and was a simpler and plainer copy of the style characteristic of the capital and cultural centers
  3. Having the ways, speech, attitudes, etc. of a certain province
Ideally rustic or pastoral.
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  1. Ideally rustic or pastoral.
  2. Of or relating to the ancient Greek region of Arcadia or its people, language, or culture.
  3. Rustic, peaceful, and simple; pastoral:
Located in or inhabiting a wood or forest.
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  1. Located in or inhabiting a wood or forest.
  2. Relating to or characteristic of woods or forest regions.
  3. Living or found in the woods or forest
Relating to land or to the ownership or division of land
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  1. Relating to land or to the ownership or division of land
  2. Promoting land reform or the interests of farmers
  3. Relating to the cultivation of land; agricultural:
Having to do with agriculture or husbandry
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  1. Having to do with agriculture or husbandry
  2. Of or relating to agriculture or rural life.
Of or pertaining to agronomy.
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Of, pertaining to, or residing in an exurb
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  1. Of, pertaining to, or residing in an exurb
Ideally rustic or pastoral.
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  1. Ideally rustic or pastoral.
  2. Of or relating to the ancient Greek region of Arcadia or its people, language, or culture.
  3. Rustic, peaceful, and simple; pastoral:
Of or characteristic of the countryside or its people; rustic.
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  1. Of or characteristic of the countryside or its people; rustic.
  2. Of or characteristic of shepherds or flocks; pastoral.
  3. Of country life or farms; rustic
(Rare) Of or having to do with fields or the countryside
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  1. (Rare) Of or having to do with fields or the countryside
  2. Of, relating to, or growing in uncultivated land or open fields.
Of, in, or from a rural district
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  1. Of, in, or from a rural district
  2. Characteristic of or like that of the country; rustic
  3. Of, relating to, or typical of the country:
Of or relating to a pastor or the duties of a pastor:
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  1. Of or relating to a pastor or the duties of a pastor:
  2. Of or portraying rural life or, formerly, a highly conventionalized form of rustic life among shepherds, usually in an idealized way
  3. Of or relating to the country or country life; rural.
Of or characteristic of people from the provinces; not fashionable or sophisticated:
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  1. Of or characteristic of people from the provinces; not fashionable or sophisticated:
  2. Designating or of a style, esp. of 18th-cent. European furniture, that was characteristic of the provinces and was a simpler and plainer copy of the style characteristic of the capital and cultural centers
  3. Having the ways, speech, attitudes, etc. of a certain province
Lacking the refinement or elegance associated with urban life.
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  1. Lacking the refinement or elegance associated with urban life.
  2. Of, relating to, or typical of country life or country people.
  3. Of or living in the country, as distinguished from cities or towns; rural
Of or like a hick or hicks
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  1. Of or like a hick or hicks
  2. Provincial; unsophisticated:

Synonym Study

  • In contrast, bucolic , also a literary term, suggests a down-to-earth rustic simplicity or artlessness her bucolic suitor
  • Pastoral , often used in literary contexts, suggests a highly idealized primitive simplicity of rural life, originally among shepherds
  • Rustic stresses the contrast between the supposed crudeness and unsophistication of the country and the supposed polish and refinement of the city rustic humor
  • Rural is the comprehensive, nonspecific word referring to life on the farm or in the country as distinguished from life in the city rural schools
Find another word for rural. In this page you can discover 27 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for rural, like: country, rustic, farm, agricultural, pastoral, bucolic, backwoods, provincial, arcadian, sylvan and agrarian.