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Adjective: provincial  pru'vin-shul
  1. Of or associated with a province
    "provincial government"
  2. Characteristic of the provinces or their people
    "deeply provincial and conformist"; "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial"; "narrow provincial attitudes"
Noun: provincial  pru'vin-shul
  1. (Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order
    "the general of the Jesuits receives monthly reports from the provincials"
  2. A country person
    - peasant, bucolic

Derived forms: provincials

See also: bumpkinly [informal], corn-fed, cornpone [US, informal], desi [Asia], hick [N. Amer, informal], insular, jerkwater [US], one-horse, parochial, pokey, rustic, stay-at-home, unsophisticated, untraveled [US], untravelled [Brit, Cdn]

Type of: functionary, official, rustic

Antonym: cosmopolitan

Encyclopedia: Provincial