She likes to refurbish provincial chairs into one of a kind furniture pieces.
- An example of provincial is a specific style of French furniture.
- An example of provincial is a person who has never left his small town.
The definition of provincial is something related to a specific country or geographic area or someone or something that is small-minded and unsophisticated.
- of or belonging to a province
- having the ways, speech, attitudes, etc. of a certain province
- of or like that of rural provinces; countrified; rustic
- designating or of a style, esp. of 18th-cent. European furniture, that was characteristic of the provinces and was a simpler and plainer copy of the style characteristic of the capital and cultural centers
- narrow; limited; unsophisticated: a provincial outlook
Origin of provincialMiddle English prouyncial from Middle French from Classical Latin provincialis
- a native of a province
- a provincial person; esp., a narrow-minded or unsophisticated person
- Of or relating to a province.
- Of or characteristic of people from the provinces; not fashionable or sophisticated: “Well-educated professional women … made me feel uncomfortably provincial” ( J.R. Salamanca )
- Limited in perspective; narrow and self-centered.
- A native or inhabitant of the provinces.
- A person who has provincial ideas or habits.
(comparative more provincial, superlative most provincial)
- Of or pertaining to province; constituting a province; as, a provincial government; a provincial dialect.
- Exhibiting the ways or manners of a province; characteristic of the inhabitants of a province.
- Not cosmopolitan; countrified; not polished; rude; hence, narrow; illiberal.
- Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as, a provincial synod.
- limited in outlook; narrow