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Words for people who come from the countryside - thesaurus

Synonyms

village

noun

the people who live in a village

villager

noun

British someone who lives in a village

countryman

noun

a man who lives in the countryside

countrywoman

noun

a woman who lives in the countryside

bumpkin

noun

an insulting word for someone who lives in the country. This word is used by people who think that people from the country are not intelligent or educated.

yokel

noun

impolite someone who is not very intelligent or who does not know a lot about the world, usually because they come from a small town or village

country cousin

noun

informal an insulting word for someone from the countryside who does not have much experience of city life

hick

noun

mainly Americaninformal an insulting word for a person who has always lived in the country and does not know about life in the cities

country bumpkin

noun

a bumpkin

backwoodsman

noun

someone who lives in the backwoods

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bushie

noun

Australianinformalshowing disapproval an insulting word for someone who lives in the country, and does not know much about life in cities

bushman

noun

Australian someone who lives in the Australian bush

hillbilly

noun

Americanoffensive someone who lives in the countryside, especially someone who is not very well educated

provincial

noun

someone who is not from a country’s capital city or a large city

provincial

noun

someone who is old-fashioned and conservative because they do not come from a large city

rube

noun

Americaninformal an insulting word for someone who comes from the countryside

rustic

noun

someone who comes from the countryside. This word usually shows that you think people from the countryside are rude and lack intelligence.

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gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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