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noun plural

Synonyms and Antonyms of environs

  1. 1 the districts adjacent to a city <the city and its environs total about a million in population> Synonyms outskirts, purlieus, suburbia Related Words country, countryside, exurbia Near Antonyms core city, downtown, inner city, midtown

  2. 2 an adjoining region or space <you can get just about any kind of ethnic food in the environs of the university> Synonyms backyard, neighborhood, purlieus, vicinage, vicinity Related Words environment, surround, surroundings

  3. 3 the circumstances, conditions, or objects by which one is surrounded <growing up in the environs of the inner city wasn't easy, but he was determined to make something of himself> Synonyms ambient, atmosphere, climate, clime, context, contexture, environment, medium, milieu, mise-en-scène, setting, surround, surroundings, terrainRelated Words location, place, position, space; backdrop, background; element; situation, status; geography, habitat; microenvironment

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a sculptured or ornamented band

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