rural (adj.)

early 15c., from Old French rural (14c.), from Latin ruralis "of the countryside," from rus (genitive ruris) "open land, country," from PIE *reue- (1) "to open; space" (see room (n.)).

In early examples, there is usually little or no difference between the meanings of rural and rustic, but in later use the tendency is to employ rural when the idea of locality (country scenes, etc.) is prominent, and rustic when there is a suggestion of the more primitive qualities or manners naturally attaching to country life. [OED]

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Definitions of rural from WordNet

rural (adj.)
living in or characteristic of farming or country life;
large rural households
rural people
unpaved rural roads
an economy that is basically rural
rural (adj.)
of or relating to the countryside as opposed to the city;
rural electrification
rural free delivery