[ roor-uhl ]
/ ˈrʊər əl /
of, relating to, or characteristic of the country, country life, or country people; rustic: rural tranquillity.
living in the country: the rural population.
of or relating to agriculture: rural economy.
a person who lives in a rural area.
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Origin of rural
SYNONYMS FOR rural
1 unsophisticated, rough. Rural and rustic are terms that refer to the country. Rural is the official term: rural education. It may be used subjectively, and usually in a favorable sense: the charm of rural life. Rustic, however, may have either favorable or unfavorable connotations. In a derogatory sense, it means provincial, boorish, or crude; in a favorable sense, it may suggest ruggedness or a homelike rural charm: rustic simplicity.
ANTONYMS FOR rural
OTHER WORDS FROM rural
ru·ral·ism, nounru·ral·ist, ru·ral·ite, nounru·ral·ly, adverbru·ral·ness, noun
non·ru·ral, adjectivenon·ru·ral·ly, adverbqua·si-ru·ral, adjectivequa·si-ru·ral·ly, adverbsem·i·ru·ral, adjectivesem·i·ru·ral·ly, adverbsem·i·ru·ral·ism, nounun·ru·ral, adjectiveun·ru·ral·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for non-rural
The Country Girl has no reason to be ashamed of the part she has borne in the non-rural world.The American Country Girl|Martha Foote Crow
British Dictionary definitions for non-rural
/ (ˈrʊərəl) /
of, relating to, or characteristic of the country or country life
living in or accustomed to the country
of, relating to, or associated with farming
Derived forms of ruralruralism, nounruralist, nounrurality, nounrurally, adverb
Word Origin for rural
C15: via Old French from Latin rūrālis, from rūs the country
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