City and Metropolis


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City noun – A thickly settled, highly populated area.
Usage example: commuters who drive every day between their homes in the suburbs and their jobs in the city

Metropolis is a synonym for city in town topic. In some cases you can use "Metropolis" instead a noun "City", when it comes to topics like place, urban, large town. popular alternative
Synonyms for City


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Metropolis noun – A thickly settled, highly populated area.
Usage example: a big, teeming metropolis where ambitious people from all over come to make their mark

City is a synonym for metropolis in place topic. You can use "City" instead a noun "Metropolis", if it concerns topics such as urban. popular alternative
Synonyms for Metropolis

How words are described

old old city old metropolis
full full city full metropolis
original original city original metropolis
fair fair city fair metropolis
Other adjectives: single, empty, entire, real, large, bustling, huge, major, abandoned, ruined, former, underground, fictional, titular, last, thriving, giant, modern, unnamed, biggest, largest, coastal, European.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Jet Set Radio Also, Tokyo-to is actually the full name of Tokyo ("to" is a suffix meaning "city/metropolis").
  • Urban Hellscape This trope is about a city or metropolis that has fallen into a ridiculously-violent and corrupt hell.
  • Crapsaccharine World The capital city of Teito is a prospering metropolis 20 Minutes into the Future, benefiting greatly from the heavy investments of MBI and generally a fantastic place to live.
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