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Meaning of PROVINCIALISM

Pronunciation:  pru'vinshu`lizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a partiality for some particular place
  2. [n]  a lack of sophistication
 

PROVINCIALISM is a 13 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: localism, sectionalism
 
 See Also: narrow-mindedness, partiality, partisanship

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pro*vin"cial*ism\, n. [Cf. F. provincialisme.]
A word, or a manner of speaking, peculiar to a province or a
district remote from the mother country or from the
metropolis; a provincial characteristic; hence, narrowness;
illiberality. --M. Arnold.

 

 

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