Synonyms of metropolis
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cityA city is a large town.
• Around the city small groups of police patrolled the streets.
municipalityIn Britain, a municipality is a city or town which is governed by its own locally-appointed officials. You can also refer to a city's or town's local government as a municipality.
• Traffic is the problem of the municipality.
townA town is a place with many streets and buildings, where people live and work. Towns are larger than villages and smaller than cities. Many places that are called towns in Britain would be called cities in the United States.
• The town is under indefinite curfew.
Thesaurus for metropolis from the Collins English Thesaurus