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    developing country/developed country

    Hi there,

    Can you think of some synonyms of "developing country" and "developed country" ? Well, I can think of some words such as "industrialized country and 1st world country" for developed country. Moreover, "3rd world country" is for developing country. I am not sure if I am right but this is all I can think of.

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    Re: developing country/developed country

    "First world" and "third world" are widely understood and pretty standard, as are "developed" and "developing". "Fourth world" has also been added to denote poor countries that are failing to develop.

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    Re: developing country/developed country

    Is 'developing countries' a euphemism for 'backward/undeveloped countries'?

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    Re: developing country/developed country

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Is 'developing countries' a euphemism for 'backward/undeveloped countries'?
    Basically. "Developing" is hopeful wording.

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