urban

Use the adjective urban to refer to cities or people who live in cities. It carries a suggestion of grittiness––urban style involves darker colors.

The terms city and town are sometimes used inconsistently. If it is large enough, a town is considered to be an urban area. Communities where people live outside cities are called suburban. Urban is from a Latin adjective formed from urbs "city."

Definitions of urban
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adj relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area

urban sociology”
urban development”

adj located in or characteristic of a city or city life

urban property owners”
urban affairs”
urban manners”
Synonyms:
citified, city-born, city-bred, cityfied
being or having the customs or manners or dress of a city person
city-like
resembling a city
urbanised, urbanized
made urban in nature; taking on urban characteristics
Antonyms:
rural
living in or characteristic of farming or country life
agrarian, agricultural, farming
relating to rural matters
agrestic, rustic
characteristic of the fields or country
arcadian, bucolic, pastoral
(used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic
campestral
of fields or open country
countrified, countryfied, rustic
characteristic of rural life
country-bred
rough and uncouth
country-style
typical of the country
cracker-barrel, folksy, homespun
characteristic of country life
hobnailed
marked by the wearing of heavy boots studded with hobnails
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