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English adjective: southern

1. southern in or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line


SamplesSouthern hospitality.
Southern cooking.
Southern plantations.


SimilarConfederate, gray, grey


AttributeConfederacy, Confederate States, Confederate States of America, Dixie, Dixieland, South, South


Antonymsnorthern

2. southern situated in or oriented toward the south


SamplesA southern exposure.
Took a southerly course.


Synonymssoutherly


Similarsouth


Antonymsnorth

3. southern situated in or coming from regions of the south


SamplesThe southern hemisphere.
Southern constellations.


Similaraustral, meridional, south-central


Attributesouth


Antonymsnorthern

4. southern from the south; used especially of wind


SamplesA hot southerly wind.
Southern breezes.
The winds are southerly.


Synonymssoutherly


Similarsouth


Antonymsnorth









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