Synonyms of country in English:

country

noun

  • 1 he became the greatest ruler the country had known
    state, nation, sovereign state, kingdom, realm, territory, province, principality, palatinate, duchy, empire, commonwealth
  • 2 I had a chance of representing my country
    homeland, native land, native soil, fatherland, motherland, mother country, country of origin, birthplace;
    the land of one's birth, the land of one's fathers, the old country, one's roots, one's home
  • 3 they travelled through thickly forested country
    terrain, land, territory, parts;
    landscape, scenery, setting, surroundings, environment
  • 4 the president made televised speeches to the country
  • 5 in 1700, ninety per cent of the population lived in the country
    countryside, green belt, great outdoors;
    provinces, backwoods, wilds, wilderness, hinterland;
    a rural area, a rural district;
    farmland, agricultural land;
    Australian outback, bush, back country, backblocks, booay;
    South African backveld, platteland
    informal sticks, back of beyond, middle of nowhere
    North American informal boondocks, boonies, tall timbers
    Australian informal Woop Woop, beyond the black stump
    [Antonyms] city
  • adjective

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  • she loved fresh air and country pursuits
    [Antonyms] urban
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