provincialism(redirected from provincialisms)
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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.
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
pro•vin•cial•ism(prəˈvɪn ʃəˌlɪz əm)
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.
localism.See also: Language
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