ruralism


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ru·ral·ism

 (ro͝or′ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
Rurality.
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ruralism

the motivations for exalting country above city living. — ruralist, n.
See also: Attitudes
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ruralism - a rural idiom or expression
idiomatic expression, phrasal idiom, set phrase, phrase, idiom - an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
2.ruralism - a rural characteristic or trait; "a place with the rurality of a turnip field"
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
characteristic - a distinguishing quality
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Pittock, which also traces its roots earlier in the seventeenth century ("Rights of Nature: The Ideal Images of Jacobite Ruralism," British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 13(1990) 223-37).
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