City and Rural


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City noun – A thickly settled, highly populated area.
Rural is an antonym for city in metropolitan topic.
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Rural adjective – Of, relating to, associated with, or typical of open areas with few buildings or people.
City is an antonym for rural in topics: rustic, country.
Nearby Word: rurally
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  • People are very adaptive, and as it turns out, it maybe just as possible for a warzone to become "normal" to a person as it is for a crowded city or a rural farm or a new school.
    Source: In Harm's Way
  • While some of the most rural areas of Jutland may have shades of this, the inhabitants of Aarhus (Denmark's second-largest city) have a city lifestyle more similar to Copenhageners than to farmers, and most inhabitants in other larger towns aren't country bumpkins either.
  • Southern Gothic The story also ventures out into the surrounding rural areas of Louisiana—whose swamps and woods are both very different from the city, yet still have a similarly spooky beauty.
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