provincialism


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pro·vin·cial·ism

 (prə-vĭn′shə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. A regional word, phrase, pronunciation, or usage.
2. The condition of being provincial; lack of sophistication or perspective. Also called provinciality.
3. The act or an instance of placing the interests of one's province before one's nation.

provincialism

(prəˈvɪnʃəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. narrowness of mind or outlook; lack of sophistication
2. a word or attitude characteristic of a provincial
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) attention to the affairs of one's province rather than the whole nation
4. the state or quality of being provincial
Also: localism

pro•vin•cial•ism

(prəˈvɪn ʃəˌlɪz əm)

n.
1. narrowness of views or interests; lack of sophistication.
2. a trait, habit of thought, etc., characteristic of a provincial, a province, or the provinces.
3. a word, expression, or pronunciation peculiar to a region.
4. devotion to one's own province before the nation as a whole.
[1760–70]

provincialism

localism.
See also: Language
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.provincialism - a lack of sophistication
narrow-mindedness, narrowness - an inclination to criticize opposing opinions or shocking behavior
2.provincialism - a partiality for some particular place
partisanship, partiality - an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
Translations

provincialism

[prəˈvɪnʃəlɪzəm] Nprovincialismo m

provincialism

provincialism

[prəˈvɪnʃəˌlɪzm] n (pej) → provincialismo
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