Synonyms and Antonyms of environs
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 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 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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