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Synonyms of people in English:

plural noun

  • 1 crowds of people
  • 2 the British people have not been told the truth
  • 3 a man of the people
    the proletariat, the common people, the masses, the populace, the multitude, the rank and file, the commonality, the commonalty, the third estate, the plebeians, the crowd
    derogatory the hoi polloi, the common herd, the rabble, the mob, the riff-raff, the canaille, the great unwashed, the ragtag (and bobtail), the proles, the plebs
  • 4 her people don't live far away
    informal folks, rents
    formal kinsfolk, kinfolk
  • 5 the peoples of Africa
    race, tribe, clan, ethnic group, strain, stock, caste, nation, country, population, populace
    archaic breed, folk, seed
  • verb

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  • the Indians who once peopled Newfoundland
    populate, settle (in), colonize, establish oneself in, inhabit, live in, occupy
    formal be, reside in, domiciled in, dwell in
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    demotic, plebeian relating to (ordinary) people
    demo- related prefix, as in democratic, demography
    ethnic relating to a people
    anthropology study of people
    ethnology study of different peoples
    anthropophobia fear of people
    ethnocide killing of a people
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