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noun as in farmer

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Ferdinand Cheval was born the son of peasants in the tumultuous, newly democratic France.

In 1980 alone, nearly 10,000 Salvadoran citizens, mostly peasants, students and workers, were killed.

I'll visit the peasants around the country and make the women go on diets.

The Queen of Sweden led 6,000 peasants to prayer at a cathedral for deliverance.

Every roof includes long eaves to protect peasants from the frequent rains.

His parents were peasants and he wrought as a day laborer till he attracted attention.

Some peasants had brought the news to the chateau, with the additional information that they were all to be shot within two days.

Another glorious distinction of Bastien-Lepage was that he loved the fields as well as he loved the peasants.

The peasants take equal pains in its fumigation, using various kinds of wood according to the color of leaf they wish to obtain.

Hauge sought and found his earliest and most devoted disciples among the peasants.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to peasants, such as: laborer, rube, provincial, bumpkin, boor, and rustic.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.