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Having a large population; densely populated.‘the populous city of Shanghai’
densely populated, heavily populated, thickly populated, heavily settled, crowded, congested, packed, jammed, crammed, teeming, swarming, seething, crawling, fulljam-packedlike piccadilly circusView synonyms
- ‘The capital city, Bujumbura, is the populous and most industrialized city.’
- ‘It ranks 10th in the world, just behind much more populous nations such as China and Brazil.’
- ‘It's the tenth most populous city in the world and continues to expand like anything.’
- ‘This tide is driven by the two most populous nations in the world.’
- ‘Islamic radicals in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, dismissed the tape as propaganda.’
- ‘It is, after all, the world's largest democracy and second most populous nation.’
- ‘These are natural questions from people who have spent their lives in populous western cities.’
- ‘He will wind up his trip in Nigeria, the continent's most populous nation and biggest oil producer.’
- ‘The fighting is just the latest bout of ethnic violence to grip Africa's most populous nation.’
- ‘The populous cities in particular became dependent on distant agricultural trade.’
- ‘The drop in prices was driven by a 5.4 per cent decline in Sydney, the most populous city.’
- ‘Corruption has spawned popular anger and instability lurks in the world's most populous nation.’
- ‘All this despite the fact that Scotland is one of the least populous nations in Europe.’
- ‘This is a very big city of course, it's the biggest city in the state, it's the fourth most populous city in the US.’
- ‘The most populous nation on earth is undergoing the most rapid economic growth in human history.’
- ‘Late last year it looked as if the most populous nation and the most widespread faith were reconciling.’
- ‘He represented the least populous state in the nation, and one of the poorest.’
- ‘After his death, Americans might insist on having some real elections in that populous nation.’
- ‘Germany is the most populous nation in the European Community and has the largest economy.’
- ‘Being fed up with the madding crowd in one of the country's most populous cities, I wanted to get closer to nature.’
Late Middle English: from late Latin populosus, from populus people.
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