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Definition 1: a country person - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for provincial in the sense of this definition

(provincial is a kind of ...) an unsophisticated country person

(... is a kind of provincial ) a peasant farmer in the Scottish Highlands

(... is a kind of provincial ) a Russian peasant (especially prior to 1917)

Definition 2: (Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order - [noun denoting person]

Samples where provincial or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the general of the Jesuits receives monthly reports from the provincials

(provincial is a kind of ...) a worker who holds or is invested with an office

(provincial belongs to category ...) the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy

Definition 3: characteristic of the provinces or their people - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where provincial or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • deeply provincial and conformist
  • in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial
  • narrow provincial attitudes

(provincial is similar to ...) awkwardly simple and provincial

"bumpkinly country boys" "rustic farmers" "a hick town" "the nightlife of Montmartre awed the unsophisticated tourists"

(provincial is similar to ...) strong and healthy but not sophisticated

(provincial is similar to ...) narrowly restricted in outlook or scope

"little sympathy with parochial mentality" "insular attitudes toward foreigners"

(provincial is similar to ...) small and remote and insignificant

"a jerkwater college" "passed a series of poky little one-horse towns"

(provincial is similar to ...) not given to travel

"a stay-at-home friend"

(provincial is similar to ...) not having traveled much, especially to foreign lands; not having gained experience by travel

Definition 4: of or associated with a province - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where provincial or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • provincial government

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