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Provincial

Pro`vin´cial
a.1.Of or pertaining to province; constituting a province; as, a provincial government; a provincial dialect.
2.Exhibiting the ways or manners of a province; characteristic of the inhabitants of a province; not cosmopolitan; countrified; not polished; rude; hence, narrow; illiberal.
3.Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as, a provincial synod.
4.Of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal.
With two Provincial roses on my razed shoes.
- Shak.
n.1.A person belonging to a province; one who is provincial.
2.(R. C. Ch.) 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.
Noun1.provincial - (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.Provincialprovincial - a country person
Synonyms: bucolic, peasant
Adj.1.provincial - of or associated with a province; "provincial government"
2.provincial - characteristic of the provinces or their people; "deeply provincial and conformist"; "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial"; "narrow provincial attitudes"
Antonyms:
cosmopolitan - composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests; "his cosmopolitan benevolence impartially extended to all races and to all creeds"- T.B. Macaulay; "the ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt"; "that queer, cosmopolitan, rather sinister crowd found around the Marseilles docks"
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