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English adjective: provincial

1. provincial of or associated with a province


SamplesProvincial government.

2. provincial characteristic of the provinces or their people


SamplesDeeply provincial and conformist.
In that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial.
Narrow provincial attitudes.


Similarbumpkinly, corn-fed, hick, insular, jerkwater, one-horse, parochial, pokey, poky, rustic, stay-at-home, unsophisticated


Antonymscosmopolitan


English noun: provincial

1. provincial (person) (Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order


SamplesThe general of the Jesuits receives monthly reports from the provincials.


Broader (hypernym)functionary, official


Domain categoryChurch of Rome, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church

2. provincial (person) a country person


Synonymsbucolic, peasant


Broader (hypernym)rustic


Narrower (hyponym)cottar, cotter, moujik, mujik, muzhik, muzjik









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