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cosmopolitan

  
1       adj   A cosmopolitan place or society is full of people from many different countries and cultures.,   (approval, Antonym: parochial)    London has always been a cosmopolitan city.     
2       adj   Someone who is cosmopolitan has had a lot of contact with people and things from many different countries and as a result is very open to different ideas and ways of doing things.,   (approval, Antonym: parochial)    The family are rich, and extremely sophisticated and cosmopolitan.     
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adv.
1. in a remote area, an area in the countryside that is far from a town or city 2. in a town or city regarded as dull or unsophisticated
[Fig.];[Informal];[Disapproving] Syn.: In the backwoods, in the middle of nowhere.
n.
a water-storage area making the surrounding region fertile, or providing a city with its water supply.
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