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Pronunciation:  pru'vinshul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a country person
  2. [adj]  characteristic of the provinces or their people; "deeply provincial and conformist"; "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial"; "narrow provincial attitudes"
  3. [adj]  of or associated with a province; "provincial government"

PROVINCIAL is a 10 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: bucolic, bumpkinly, corn-fed, hick, insular, jerkwater, one-horse, parochial, peasant, pokey, poky, rustic, stay-at-home(a), unsophisticated
 Antonyms: cosmopolitan
 See Also: cottar, cotter, moujik, mujik, muzhik, muzjik, rustic



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pro*vin"cial\, a. [L. provincialis: cf. F.
    provincial. See {Province}, and cf. {Provencal}.]
    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. ``Provincial airs and graces.''
    3. Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the
       jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as, a
       provincial synod. --Ayliffe.
    4. Of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal. [Obs.]
             With two Provincial roses on my razed shoes. --Shak.
  2. \Pro*vin"cial\, 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.