Provincial meaning

prə-vĭnshəl
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Narrow; limited; unsophisticated.

A provincial outlook.

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The definition of provincial is something related to a specific country or geographic area or someone or something that is small-minded and unsophisticated.

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.

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A provincial person; esp., a narrow-minded or unsophisticated person.
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A native of a province.
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Of or belonging to a province.
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Having the ways, speech, attitudes, etc. of a certain province.
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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.
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Of or pertaining to province; constituting a province; as, a provincial government; a provincial dialect.
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Exhibiting the ways or manners of a province; characteristic of the inhabitants of a province.
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Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as, a provincial synod.
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Limited in outlook; narrow.
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A person belonging to a province; one who is provincial.
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(Roman Catholicism) A monastic superior, who, under the general of his order, has the direction of all the religious houses of the same fraternity in a given district, called a province of the order.
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A country bumpkin.
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Of or relating to a province.
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Of or characteristic of people from the provinces; not fashionable or sophisticated.
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Limited in perspective; narrow and self-centered.
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A native or inhabitant of the provinces.
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A person who has provincial ideas or habits.
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Of or like that of rural provinces; countrified; rustic.
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Origin of provincial

  • From Latin provincialis (“province"), confer Provencal.

    From Wiktionary