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
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
The country, he added, was divided in provincialism and unity was need of the hour.
Muslim League leaders said that circumstance demand that all Muslim Leaguers should unite on one platform, the country is divided in provincialism, for elimination of provincial prejudices, unity of the motherland and pulling it out of problems ad difficulties this is only the best way.
them, and rejection of visionary global leadership for petty policy provincialism.
In another resolution, an appeal is made to the people to keep a watchful eye on those elements who are promoting sectarianism and provincialism.
In a message on the occasion of 142nd birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam, he said Quaid-e-Azam dreamt of a welfare state whose people rose above provincialism and linguistic prejudice and worked for progress and prosperity of Pakistan.
Saeed said that enemies of Islam wanted to spread sectarianism and provincialism in the country, adding that they were also casting an evil eye on the country's nuclear programme.
Paying glowing tribute to Hakim Said they said that they would make Pakistan, free from provincialism, sectarianism and racialism and convert it into a united country according to the dreams of Quaid-i-Azam and Shaheed-i-Pakistan Hakim Said.

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