Metropolis and Suburb


Metropolis noun - A thickly settled, highly populated area.

Suburb is an antonym for metropolis.


Suburb noun - A residential district located on the outskirts of a city.
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Synonyms for Suburb

Metropolis is an antonym for suburb.

Nearby Words: suburban, suburbia

How words are described

full full metropolis full suburb
typical typical metropolis typical suburb
average average metropolis average suburb
entire entire metropolis entire suburb
Other adjectives: real, large, big, little, major, abandoned, former, fictional, modern, unnamed, southern, industrial.

Both words in one sentence

  • Lovecraft Country City of Heroes has Croatoa, a suburb of the titular Rhode Island metropolis which is slowly being pulled into the spirit world.
  • Series / Mama's Family Let's add to the confusion by mentioning that there is an actual Raytown, Missouri, which is a suburb of Kansas City, but that the fictional Raytown (a small town unconnected to a metropolis) and real Raytown (suburban bedroom community) are completely different.
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