(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. land, region, tract, district, territory; countryside, plain, fields, the sticks (inf.); state, people, fatherland, home, nation; power.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Said of people, manners, etc.]
Syn. countrified, unsophisticated, rural, rustic, homey, down-home, farm, backwoods, provincial, unpolished, unrefined, uncouth, uncultured, hick*; see also rude 1 , rural , rustic 2 .
2. [ Said of areas ]
Syn. rustic, agrarian, provincial, back-country; see rural .
1. [Rural areas]
Syn. countryside, farmland, farming district, rural region, rural area, country district, back country, bush, forests, mountains, woodlands, backwoods, sparsely settled areas, the hinterland, the provinces, frontier, wilderness, wilds, outback (Australian), the sticks*, the boondocks, the boonies*; see also farm , forest , range 4 .
Ant. city*, urban area, municipality.
2. [A nation]
Syn. sovereign state, realm, land, people; see nation 1 .
3. [Land and all that is associated with it]
Syn. homeland, native land, fatherland, motherland, mother country, patria (Latin), all we hold dear, roots, Vaterland (German), la patrie (French), the flag*, mother and apple pie*.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. nation motherland, fatherland, land, commonwealth, state, union, realm, republic.
2. rural area backwoods, *boon-ies, *the sticks, woodlands, wilds, farmland, *cow country, outback, bush.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. An organized geopolitical unit: body politic, land, nation, polity, state. See POLITICS, TERRITORY. 2. A particular area used for or associated with a specific individual or activity: district, region, terrain, territory. Slang: turf. See TERRITORY. 3. A rural area: countryside, God's country. See URBAN. II adjective Of or relating to the countryside: arcadian, bucolic, campestral, pastoral, provincial, rural, rustic. Informal: hick. See URBAN.

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