provincial

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɹɒvinʃəl̩/
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Adjective[edit]

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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Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

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.

Translations[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

provincial (masculine and feminine plural provincials)

  1. provincial

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin provincialis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. provincial

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

provincial m (plural provinciaux)

  1. people from the provinces/regions

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Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

provincial (plural provinciais, comparable)

  1. provincial

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

provincial (plural provinciales)

  1. provincial