Synonyms of people in English:


See definition of people


1‘crowds of people’


human beings, persons, individuals, humans, mankind, humankind, the human race, Homo sapiens, humanity, the human species, mortals, souls, living souls, personages, men, women, and children

informal folk, peeps

2‘the British people have not been told the truth’


citizens, subjects, electors, voters, taxpayers, residents, inhabitants, public, general public, citizenry, nation, population, populace, community, society

3‘a man of the people’


the proletariat, the common people, the masses, the populace, the multitude, the rank and file, the commonality, the commonalty, the third estate, the plebeians, the crowd

derogatory the hoi polloi, the common herd, the rabble, the mob, the riff-raff, the canaille, the great unwashed, the ragtag, the ragtag and bobtail, the proles, the plebs

4‘her people don't live far away’


family, parents, relatives, relations, folk, kinsmen, kin, kith and kin, next of kin, one's flesh and blood, one's own flesh and blood, blood relations, blood relatives, nearest and dearest

informal folks, rents

formal kinsfolk, kinfolk

5‘the peoples of Africa’


race, tribe, clan, ethnic group, strain, stock, caste, nation, country, population, populace

archaic breed, folk, seed


1‘the Indians who once peopled Newfoundland’


populate, settle, settle in, colonize, establish oneself in, inhabit, live in, occupy

formal be, reside in, domiciled in, dwell in