Synonyms and Antonyms of purlieu
1 a place for spending time or for socializing the restaurant, the preferred purlieu of the theatergoing crowd, is always packed an hour or two before showtime Synonyms of purlieu haunt, hangout, rendezvous, resort, stamping ground, stomping groundWords Related to purlieu camp, canteen, club, clubhouse, country club, key club, service club, union; harbor, harborage, haven, nest, refuge, retreat, sanctuary
2 purlieus pl an adjoining region or space we stopped at one of the several pubs in the purlieus of the stadium Synonyms of purlieu backyard, neighborhood, purlieus, vicinage, vicinityWords Related to purlieu environment, surround, surroundings
3 purlieus pl the districts adjacent to a city such gated communities are common among the purlieus of these Midwestern cities Synonyms of purlieu outskirts, purlieus, suburbiaWords Related to purlieu country, countryside, exurbiaNear Antonyms of purlieu core city, downtown, inner city, midtown
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