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pro·vin·cial

 (prə-vĭn′shəl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a province.
2. Of or characteristic of people from the provinces; not fashionable or sophisticated: "Well-educated professional women ... made me feel uncomfortably provincial" (J.R. Salamanca).
3. Limited in perspective; narrow and self-centered.
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of the provinces.
2. A person who has provincial ideas or habits.

pro·vin′cial·ly adv.

provincial

(prəˈvɪnʃəl)
adj
1. of or connected with a province
2. characteristic of or connected with the provinces; local
3. (Sociology) having attitudes and opinions supposedly common to people living in the provinces; rustic or unsophisticated; limited
4. (Soccer) NZ denoting a football team representing a province, one of the historical administrative areas of New Zealand
n
5. (Sociology) a person lacking the sophistications of city life; rustic or narrow-minded individual
6. (Sociology) a person coming from or resident in a province or the provinces
7. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the head of an ecclesiastical province
8. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the head of a major territorial subdivision of a religious order
provinciality n
proˈvincially adv

pro•vin•cial

(prəˈvɪn ʃəl)

adj.
1. belonging or peculiar to a particular province or provinces; local.
2. of or pertaining to the provinces.
3. rustic, narrow, or illiberal; unsophisticated; parochial.
4. (often cap.) of or pertaining to styles of furniture, architecture, etc., developed in the provinces, esp. when based on styles originating in or around the capital: Italian provincial.
n.
5. a person who lives in or comes from the provinces.
6. a person lacking in urban sophistication or broad-mindedness.
7. the head of an ecclesiastical province.
[1300–50; Middle English (n. and adj.) < Latin prōvinciālis. See province, -al1]
pro•vin′cial•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.provincial - (Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious orderprovincial - (Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order; "the general of the Jesuits receives monthly reports from the provincials"
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office
2.provincial - a country personprovincial - a country person      
cottar, cotter - a peasant farmer in the Scottish Highlands
moujik, mujik, muzhik, muzjik - a Russian peasant (especially prior to 1917)
rustic - an unsophisticated country person
Adj.1.provincial - of or associated with a province; "provincial government"
2.provincial - characteristic of the provinces or their people; "deeply provincial and conformist"; "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial"; "narrow provincial attitudes"
cosmopolitan - composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests; "his cosmopolitan benevolence impartially extended to all races and to all creeds"- T.B. Macaulay; "the ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt"; "that queer, cosmopolitan, rather sinister crowd found around the Marseilles docks"

provincial

adjective
1. regional, state, local, county, district, territorial, parochial The local and provincial elections take place in June.
2. rural, country, local, home-grown, rustic, homespun, hick (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), backwoods My accent gave away my provincial roots.
rural urban
noun
1. yokel, hick (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), rustic, country cousin, hayseed (U.S. & Canad. informal) French provincials looking for work in Paris

provincial

adjective
1. Of or relating to the countryside:
Informal: hick.
2. Having the restricted outlook often characteristic of geographic isolation:
Translations
إقْليمي
provincionální
vidékies
héraîs-; landsbyggîar-
provinciálny
pokrajinski
eyalete/taşraya ait

provincial

[prəˈvɪnʃəl]
A. ADJprovincial, de provincia (pej) → pueblerino, provinciano
B. N (usu pej) → provinciano/a m/f

provincial

[prəˈvɪnʃəl] adj
(away from the capital city) [town, newspaper, theatre] → de province
(= unsophisticated) [person, image, attitude] → provincial(le)proving ground nterrain m d'essai

provincial

adjProvinz-; custom, accentländlich; (pej)provinzlerisch; provincial capitalProvinzhauptstadt f; provincial narrownessEngstirnigkeit f; the World War did not affect daily life in provincial Franceder Weltkrieg hatte keinen Einfluss auf den Alltag in den ländlichen Teilen Frankreichs
nProvinzbewohner(in) m(f); (pej)Provinzler(in) m(f)

provincial

[prəˈvɪnʃl]
1. adj (gen) → di provincia (pej) → provinciale
2. n (usu pej) → provincialotto/a

province

(ˈprovins) noun
a division of a country, empire etc. Britain was once a Roman province.
proˈvincial (-ˈvinʃəl) adjective
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For unless you own the whale, you are but a provincial and sentimentalist in Truth.
Merlin is a very good magician in a small way, and has quite a neat provincial reputation.
Wuthering' being a significant provincial adjective, descriptive of the atmospheric tumult to which its station is exposed in stormy weather.
Worse quarters than Defarge's wine-shop, could easily have been found in Paris for a provincial slave of that degree.
I am about to establish myself in one of the provincial towns of our favoured island (where the society may be described as a happy admixture of the agricultural and the clerical), in immediate connexion with one of the learned professions.
I took what Joe gave me, and found it to be the crumpled playbill of a small metropolitan theatre, announcing the first appearance, in that very week, of "the celebrated Provincial Amateur of Roscian renown, whose unique performance in the highest tragic walk of our National Bard has lately occasioned so great a sensation in local dramatic circles.
Most gipsies are merely tenth-rate provincial companies, travelling with and villainously travestying Borrow's great pieces of "Lavengro" and "Romany Rye.
Whether those pleading orators were persons educated in the general knowledge of equity, or only in provincial, national, and other local customs?
Everybody was very desirous of seconding the zeal of our fathers, and of sending them the assistance they requested; to which we were the more encouraged, because the emperor's letters informed our provincial that we might easily enter his dominions by the way of Dancala, but unhappily, the secretary wrote Zeila for Dancala, which cost two of our fathers their lives.
They have authority to appoint and receive ambassadors; to execute treaties and alliances already formed; to provide for the collection of duties on imports and exports; to regulate the mint, with a saving to the provincial rights; to govern as sovereigns the dependent territories.
Indulgent to defects both physical and mental, he listened patiently (by the help of the Princess Goritza) to the many dull people who related to him the petty miseries of provincial life,--an egg ill-boiled for breakfast, coffee with feathered cream, burlesque details about health, disturbed sleep, dreams, visits.
I think so,' murmured the Provincial Mayor; and, knitting his brows, he lapsed into an introspective state, his lips moving as one who repeats mystic words.

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