Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Rurality.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being rural.
  • noun An idiom or expression peculiar to the country as opposed to the town.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being rural; ruralness.
  • noun A rural idiom or expression.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Advocacy of rural life instead of urbanism or city living.
  • noun Rural living.
  • noun The state or quality of being rustic.
  • noun countable A rural idiom or expression.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a rural idiom or expression
  • noun a rural characteristic or trait

Etymologies

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rural +‎ -ism

Examples

  • The current trend toward urban living is accompanied by a new ruralism and new suburbs.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • America desperately needs a reborn, moderate Republican Party freed from narrow-minded religious ideology and ruralism that will return the nation to its former democratic values and multilateral policies.

    Eric Margolis: Why I'm a Rogue Republican

  • The Khmer Rouge insisted on ruralism, with an economy based only on crafts and traditional agriculture.

    Cambodia: Revisiting the Killing Fields

  • They tap into an emerging farmland-preservation movement dubbed "new ruralism," a counterpart to the new urbanism philosophy that promotes dense, walkable neighborhoods.

    Selling History by the Square Foot

  • Critical questions about this unknown quantity are being beaten back for now with counter charges of sexism, ruralism, familyism and anything else the McCain camp can throw into the blame-the-media strategy.

    Peggy Drexler: Big Night for the Republican's New Alpha Girl. But What Now?

  • In this regard, the Prime Minister said that all the technicians should be placed in accordance with the needs of the country, and he said: "We must promote a minimum of urbanism and a maximum of ruralism."

    CASTRO SPEAKS TO FRANK PAIS MARCHERS

  • Here, for the first time, had Marcella been brought face to face with the agricultural world as it is -- no stage ruralism, but the bare fact in one of its most pitiful aspects.

    Marcella

  • In addition to being a proscribed ethnic group by the government, the Chinese were predominantly city-dwellers, making them vulnerable to the Khmer Rouge's revolutionary ruralism.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • In addition to being a proscribed ethnic group by the government, the Chinese were predominantly city-dwellers, making them vulnerable to the Khmer Rouge's revolutionary ruralism.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • For a large part of Carpenter's legacy was the socialist inclination for a primitivist, Arts and Crafts ruralism that would find its most celebrated outlet in the Garden City movement.

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