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.
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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
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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]
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provincialism

localism.
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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
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Translations

provincialism

[prəˈvɪnʃəlɪzəm] Nprovincialismo m
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provincialism

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provincialism

[prəˈvɪnʃəˌlɪzm] n (pej) → provincialismo
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"Proletarian science" and "proletarian philosophy" were his phrases for it, and therein he shows the provincialism of his mind--a defect, however, that was due to the times and that none in that day could escape.
We could not give her over to a lumberman, doubly accursed by wealth and provincialism. We shuddered to think of Milly, with her voice modulated and her elbows covered, pouring tea in the marble teepee of a tree murderer.
Besides, the English whalers sometimes affect a kind of metropolitan superiority over the American whalers; regarding the long, lean Nantucketer, with his nondescript provincialisms, as a sort of sea-peasant.
Excepting a few provincialisms of slight consequence, you have no marks of the manners which I am habituated to consider as peculiar to your class.
He was jocose with Tom at table, and corrected his provincialisms and his deportment in the most playful manner; but poor Tom was only the more cowed and confused by this double novelty, for he had never been used to jokes at all like Mr.
His facebook account also contained hate material against defence forces and other hate material fanning provincialism. The police arrested and booked him under 16MPO and Act 123.
It is pertinent to mention here that the NAB, yesterday, had strongly condemned the provincialism in any form, in reaction to former president Asif Ali Zardari's remarks against it after the arrest of Agha Siraj Durrani over alleged accumulation of assets disproportionate to his source of income.
NAB condemns provincialism. NAB officers have first and last affiliation with state of Pakistan.
It said that its officers have no affiliation with any party, individual or group." NAB condemns provincialism.
PTM is alleging provincialism in the Army by pushing Pakhtoon soldiers into fighting ahead of soldiers from Punjab which is totally wrong as Army is not composed on ethnic lines.
Senior Minister said that after failing in replying the allegations, Zardari has started to raise the issue of provincialism and people are asking him the question why he is now remembering Sindh after being disappointed to save his own skin.

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