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Adjective, Noun


Noun provincial has 2 senses

Adjective provincial has 2 senses


provinciala. [L. provincialis: cf. F. provincial. See Province, and cf. Provencal.].
  •  Of or pertaining to province; constituting a province; as, a provincial government; a provincial dialect.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Exhibiting the ways or manners of a province; characteristic of the inhabitants of a province; not cosmopolitan; countrified; not polished; rude; hence, narrow; illiberal.  Macaulay.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as, a provincial synod.  Ayliffe.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal.  [1913 Webster]
    "With two Provincial roses on my razed shoes."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A person belonging to a province; one who is provincial.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]


provincial, adj. & n.
1 a of or concerning a province. b of or concerning the provinces.
2 unsophisticated or uncultured in manner, speech, opinion, etc.
1 an inhabitant of a province or the provinces.
2 an unsophisticated or uncultured person.
3 Eccl. the head or chief of a province or of a religious order in a province.

provinciality n. provincialize v.tr. (also -ise). provincially adv.
ME f. OF f. L provincialis (as PROVINCE)



Arcadian, agrarian, agrestic, agricultural, authoritarian, awkward, backwoods, backwoodsman, beg, beglerbeg, bey, bigot, bigoted, boorish, borne, bucolic, bumpkin, burgrave, campestral, cloddish, closed, clown, collector, confined, constricted, countrified, country, country bumpkin, country cousin, countryman, countrywoman, cramped, creedbound, deaf, deaf to reason, dey, dialect, dialectal, eparch, exarch, fanatical, farm, fellah, gauleiter, geographically limited, governor, governor-general, hayseed, hick, hidebound, hind, homespun, idiomatic, illiberal, ingenuous, innocent, insular, khedive, lieutenant governor, limited, little, little-minded, local, localized, loutish, lowland, mean, mean-minded, mean-spirited, muzhik, nabob, naive, narrow, narrow-hearted, narrow-minded, narrow-souled, narrow-spirited, nawab, nearsighted, oafish, of a place, outland, palatine, parochial, pastoral, peasant, peon, petty, proconsul, purblind, regional, rude, rural, rustic, satrap, sectarian, shortsighted, small, small-minded, small-town, stadtholder, straitlaced, stuffy, subahdar, tetrarch, topical, uncatholic, uncharitable, uncultivated, uncultured, ungenerous, ungraceful, uninformed, unliberal, unpolished, unrefined, unsophisticated, upland, vali, vernacular, vice-king, viceroy, wali, yokel




N region, sphere, ground, soil, area, field, realm, hemisphere, quarter, district, beat, orb, circuit, circle, reservation, pale, compartment, department, clearing, (property) &c 780 (Government), 1 arena, precincts, enceinte, walk, march, patch, plot, parcel, inclosure, close, field, court, enclave, reserve, preserve, street, clime, climate, zone, meridian, latitude, biosphere, lithosphere, territorial, local, parochial, provincial, regional.


N abode, dwelling, lodging, domicile, residence, apartment, place, digs, pad, address, habitation, where one's lot is cast, local habitation, berth, diggings, seat, lap, sojourn, housing, quarters, headquarters, resiance, tabernacle, throne, ark, home, fatherland, country, homestead, homestall, fireside, hearth, hearth stone, chimney corner, inglenook, ingle side, harem, seraglio, zenana, household gods, lares et penates, roof, household, housing, dulce domum, paternal domicile, native soil, native land, habitat, range, stamping ground, haunt, hangout, biosphere, environment, ecological niche, nest, nidus, snuggery, arbor, bower, lair, den, cave, hole, hiding place, cell, sanctum sanctorum, aerie, eyrie, eyry, rookery, hive, covert, resort, retreat, perch, roost, nidification, kala jagah, bivouac, camp, encampment, cantonment, castrametation, barrack, casemate, casern, tent, building, chamber, xenodochium, tenement, messuage, farm, farmhouse, grange, hacienda, toft, cot, cabin, hut, chalet, croft, shed, booth, stall, hovel, bothy, shanty, dugout, wigwam, pen, barn, bawn, kennel, sty, doghold, cote, coop, hutch, byre, cow house, cow shed, stable, dovecote, columbary, columbarium, shippen, igloo, iglu, jacal, lacustrine dwelling, lacuslake dwelling, lacuspile dwelling, log cabin, log house, shack, shebang, tepee, topek, house, mansion, place, villa, cottage, box, lodge, hermitage, rus in urbe, folly, rotunda, tower, chateau, castle, pavilion, hotel, court, manor-house, capital messuage, hall, palace, kiosk, bungalow, casa, country seat, apartment house, flat house, frame house, shingle house, tenement house, temple, hamlet, village, thorp, dorp, ham, kraal, borough, burgh, town, city, capital, metropolis, suburb, province, country, county town, county seat, courthouse, ghetto, street, place, terrace, parade, esplanade, alameda, board walk, embankment, road, row, lane, alley, court, quadrangle, quad, wynd, close, yard, passage, rents, buildings, mews, square, polygon, circus, crescent, mall, piazza, arcade, colonnade, peristyle, cloister, gardens, grove, residences, block of buildings, market place, place, plaza, anchorage, roadstead, roads, dock, basin, wharf, quay, port, harbor, quarter, parish, assembly room, meetinghouse, pump room, spa, watering place, inn, hostel, hostelry, hotel, tavern, caravansary, dak bungalow, khan, hospice, public house, pub, pot house, mug house, gin mill, gin palace, bar, bar room, barrel house, cabaret, chophouse, club, clubhouse, cookshop, dive, exchange, grill room, saloon, shebeen, coffee house, eating house, canteen, restaurant, buffet, cafe, estaminet, posada, almshouse, poorhouse, townhouse, garden, park, pleasure ground, plaisance, demesne, cage, terrarium, doghouse, pen, aviary, barn, stall, zoo, urban, metropolitan, suburban, provincial, rural, rustic, domestic, cosmopolitan, palatial, eigner Hert ist goldes Werth, even cities have their graves, ubi libertas ibi patria, home sweet home.


N vulgarity, vulgarism, barbarism, Vandalism, Gothicism, mauvis gout, bad taste, gaucherie, awkwardness, want of tact, ill-breeding, courseness, indecorum, misbehavior, lowness, homeliness, low life, mauvais ton, rusticity, boorishness, brutality, rowdyism, blackguardism, ribaldry, slang, bad joke, mauvais plaisanterie, gaudiness, tawdriness, false ornament, finery, frippery, trickery, tinsel, gewgaw, clinquant, baroque, rococo, rough diamond, tomboy, hoyden, cub, unlicked cub, clown, Goth, Vandal, Boeotian, snob, cad, gent, parvenu, frump, dowdy, slattern, in bad taste vulgar, unrefined, coarse, indecorous, ribald, gross, unseemly, unbeseeming, unpresentable, contra bonos mores, ungraceful, dowdy, slovenly, ungenteel, shabby genteel, low, common, hoi polloi, uncourtly, uncivil, ill bred, ill mannered, underbred, ungentlemanly, ungentlemanlike, unladylike, unfeminine, wild, wild as an unbacked colt, untutored, unschooled (ignorant), unkempt, uncombed, untamed, unlicked, unpolished, uncouth, plebeian, incondite, heavy, rude, awkward, homely, homespun, home bred, provincial, countrified, rustic, boorish, clownish, savage, brutish, blackguard, rowdy, snobbish, barbarous, barbaric, Gothic, unclassical, doggerel, heathenish, tramontane, outlandish, uncultivated, Bohemian, obsolete, unfashionable, newfangled, odd, particular, affected, meretricious, extravagant, monstrous, horrid, shocking, gaudy, tawdry, overornamented, baroque, rococo, bedizened, tricked out, gingerbread, obtrusive.

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