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America’s largest suburb and is not a city by any means. “The Valley” as it is called is actually a very fast-growing mesh of identical suburbs that comprise a very dull metropolis, for its size (almost 4 million people), in the Sonoran Desert of south-central Arizona. Phoenix does not constitute a typical large metropolitan profile by most standards and sucks, generally speaking. It isn’t New York. Isn’t L.A. Isn’t Chicago. Isn’t Washington DC. Isn’t Phily. Isn’t San Fran. Isn’t Seattle. Isn’t Miami. Isn’t Atlanta. And even isn’t Dallas-Ft. Worth. Why? No culture (illegal immigrants don’t count). No diversity. Not much greenspace. No rapid transit. No skyline. Not a major educational center (despite having ASU in nearby Tempe). Not a major manufacturing center. Not a major healthcare center. Not a port center. Not a financial center. Not many high-paying jobs. Nothing. It doesn’t even have many corporate headquarters when compared to many cities (US Airways, the worst airline in the country, is the only Fortune 500 company that calls Phoenix home). If you’re single and looking to meet someone, go elsewhere because Phoenix was ranked as one of the worst cities in the country for meeting other single people, especially those looking to get married. The city of Phoenix may be the 6th single-largest US city, in the nation’s 14th largest metro area, but Phoenix has nothing on metro areas that are even half its size. The Phoenix area is known for practically NOTHING and has no functional role whatsoever in our nation’s economy, which is sad, because most cities have some sort of identity or purpose. This makes Phoenix America’s largest “small town” or America’s largest suburb. And to prove it, Walmart is the Valley’s largest employer. Go figure. However it is a good place if you want to golf in the winter (and ONLY in the winter), hike, mountain bike or ski up in the mountains. Most people at urbandictionary who give thumbs down on negative definitions of Phoenix may be due to their heads being so stuck in the sand, that they haven’t realized the truth or haven’t even been to the coastal cities. If native Phoenicians don’t like it then may I suggest you try to change it? I moved here 3 years ago and will never poke fun of Chicago again. At least it is a major world city with world-class amenities and is everything Phoenix is not. Phoenix sucks!

The people are not really very friendly either. They have almost a California mindset and not like what you would see in the Midwest or the South. Phoenicians, as its residents are called, generally do not have personalities. Most of the people I have met have the worst personalities. They seem materialistic, introverted, very into themselves, not very social, quiet and downright haughty or stuck up. Try going to Scottsdale. Most of the women there are stuck-up bitches where money, sex, materialism and sometimes partying are the only things that count in this life. The men are just as shallow and judge themselves by the size of their penis, the car they drive, the size of their house, how much money they make or how good looking their trophy wife is. Most Phoenicians are not just rotten people in their personal lives, but also AWFUL drivers on the road. If you don't believe me then drive in Phoenix or on I-17 or anywhere in the state. People don’t use their turn signal, they speed, drive wrecklessly, run red lights, tailgate, cut you off, flick you off, and Phoenix has numerous accidents everyday. Phoenix ranked as the worst city for auto accidents and was the number one city in all those things. Also, if your car breaks down or stalls on any road, drivers will scream at you or flick you off for causing a two-second inconvenience for them. They are not likely to stop and help you.

Phoenix sucks and is an abyss of oppresive heat, crime, violence, polution, illegal immigration and rotten people. I'll take Chicago over Phoenix any day. I hate Phoenix. I feel sorry for people who have lived in this God-awfull, desert hellhole for more than 3 years, let alone their whole life.

by krock1dk December 07, 2007
 
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The capital of the state of Arizona and 4th largest city in the United States of America.
Phoenix is the 4th largest city in the U.S. This is a correction to previous reports of it being 5th and 6th by other authors.
by Matt Weller September 19, 2007
 
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A correction to previous erroneous definitions regarding this city in the desert. The largest city and capital of Arizona which is the 4th largest city in the United States of America, not the 5th as suggested in previous descriptions.
Chauncey Schmidt only likes to visit the Valley of the Sun's primate city of Phoenix in the dead of winter when the lake effect makes Buffalo a white out.
by Matt Weller August 24, 2007
 
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Coolest person you will ever meet. They're smart, funny, and extremely good-looking. In a nutshell they're the one everyone wants to be friends with and date.
Guy #1: You know her?
Guy #2: Not yet but I will before this party's over
Guy #1: With look like those she's definitely a phoenix
by psychic one January 01, 2010
 
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A phoenix is a mythical bird with a colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet. It has a 500 to 1,000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again. The new phoenix is destined to live as long as its old self. It is said that the bird's cry is that of a beautiful song. The phoenix is known by many different nations. Greek -Φοῖνιξ Arabic - العنقاء Persian - سيمرغ Chinese - ( fenghuang) 鳳凰 Japanese - ( fushichō) 不死鳥 Russian -Жар-Птица Christian writers justified their use of this myth because the word appears in Psalm 92:12 LXX Psalm 91:13. However, it was the flourishing of Christian Hebraist interpretations of Job 29:18 that brought the Joban phoenix to life for Christian readers of the seventeenth century. The first modern Greek currency bore the name of phoenix. The constellation Phoenix, was introduced in the late 16th century by sailors organized by Petrus Plancius, probably one of Keyser or de Houtman and displayed on a globe from 1597 created by Hondius.
The phoenix is a mythical sacred firebird that originated in ancient Phoenician mythology (according to Sanchuniathon), Chinese mythology, Egyptian religion and later Greek mythology.
by Redyns February 15, 2010
 
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a gorgeous teenage girl who has an interesting personality. She is slightly shy, but is spunky and cool at the same time. She is very artistic and fun to be around.
Phoenix is awesome!
by TheCattt February 02, 2014
 
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Ultra-incredible french electro-indie-pop group, formed after Darlin split. The other members formed a different group called Daft Punk. Darlin is the french equivalent of heaven, from which Phoenix and Daft Punk came down from.
Phoenix sing in english, and are well worth checking out
OMFGZ!! I just heard Phoenix! They are the greatest thing to ever come from France! Their lyrics don't repeat!
by If Holds Cry November 18, 2005
 
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A mythological bird made of flames. The phoenix is most commonly known as a symbol of rebirth, due to it's being able to rise from its ashes after death.
The majestic phoenix soared over the valley.
by FlameReaper May 12, 2014