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provincial

pro·vin·cial

provincial

 
 
pronunciation:
pr vIn shl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, relating to, or originating in a province.
The provincial government of Manitoba is located in Winnipeg.
similar words:
regional, state
definition 2: of or relating to the provinces that make up a country.
Provincial leaders are meeting in the capital this week.
similar words:
state, territorial
definition 3: having the unsophisticated characteristics and manners attributed to people living in areas remote from cities; not fashionable.
She found her cousin's taste in clothing to be utterly provincial.
synonyms:
churlish, small-town
antonyms:
cosmopolitan, fashionable, metropolitan
similar words:
hillbilly, innocent, local, rural, rustic, unsophisticated, vulgar
definition 4: limited in outlook; narrow-minded.
Your father has such a provincial attitude toward women in politics!
synonyms:
insular, narrow-minded, petty
antonyms:
broad-minded, catholic, sophisticated
similar words:
illiberal, parochial, small
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: someone who comes from or lives in the provinces.
definition 2: a person who has unsophisticated manners or narrow-minded opinions.
antonyms:
sophisticate
similar words:
bumpkin, clodhopper, hick, hillbilly, innocent, peasant, rustic, yokel
derivation: provincially (adv.)