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EtymologyEdit

From Old French provincial, from Latin provincialis (province).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɹɒvinʃəl̩/
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AdjectiveEdit

provincial (comparative more provincial, superlative most provincial)

  1. Of or pertaining to a province.
    a provincial government
    a provincial dialect
  2. Constituting a province.
  3. Exhibiting the ways or manners of a province; characteristic of the inhabitants of a province.
  4. Not cosmopolitan; backwoodsy, hick, yokelish, countrified; not polished; rude
    • 2011, KD McCrite, In Front of God and Everybody
      That awful little Cedar Whatever is no thriving megalopolis, and you people are so provincial, it's appalling.
  5. narrow; illiberal.
  6. Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical.
    a provincial synod
  7. Limited in outlook; narrow.

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NounEdit

provincial (plural provincials)

  1. A person belonging to a province; one who is provincial.
  2. (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.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 700:
      The Franciscan provincial Diego de Landa set up a local Inquisition which unleashed a campaign of interrogation and torture on the Indio population.
  3. A country bumpkin.

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CatalanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

provincial (masculine and feminine plural provincials)

  1. provincial

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin provincialis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

provincial (feminine singular provinciale, masculine plural provinciaux, feminine plural provinciales)

  1. provincial

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

provincial m (plural provinciaux)

  1. people from the provinces/regions

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PortugueseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

provincial (plural provinciais, comparable)

  1. provincial

SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

provincial (plural provinciales)

  1. provincial