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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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