Synonyms & Antonyms of country

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1 the land of one's birth, residence, or citizenship
  • a great love for my country

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2 the open rural area outside of big towns and cities
  • out in the country, where the air is fresh and the rivers are clean

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3 a body of people composed of one or more nationalities usually with its own territory and government
  • usually in time of war, the whole country unites behind the president

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Synonyms & Antonyms of country (Entry 2 of 2)

of, relating to, associated with, or typical of open areas with few buildings or people
  • plain country living among unpretentious people

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The first known use of country was in the 13th century

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country club

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“Country.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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