Definitions for provincialprəˈvɪn ʃəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. provincial(noun)

    (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. peasant, provincial, bucolic(adj)

    a country person

  3. provincial(adj)

    of or associated with a province

    "provincial government"

  4. provincial(adj)

    characteristic of the provinces or their people

    "deeply provincial and conformist"; "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial"; "narrow provincial attitudes"

Wiktionary

  1. provincial(Noun)

    A person belonging to a province; one who is provincial.

  2. provincial(Noun)

    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.

  3. provincial(Noun)

    A country bumpkin.

  4. provincial(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to province; constituting a province; as, a provincial government; a provincial dialect.

  5. provincial(Adjective)

    Exhibiting the ways or manners of a province; characteristic of the inhabitants of a province.

  6. provincial(Adjective)

    Not cosmopolitan; countrified; not polished; rude; hence, narrow; illiberal.

  7. provincial(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as, a provincial synod.

  8. provincial(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal.

  9. provincial(Adjective)

    limited in outlook; narrow

  10. Origin: From provincialis, confer Provencal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Provincial(adj)

    of or pertaining to province; constituting a province; as, a provincial government; a provincial dialect

  2. Provincial(adj)

    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. Provincial(adj)

    of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as, a provincial synod

  4. Provincial(adj)

    of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal

  5. Provincial(noun)

    a person belonging to a province; one who is provincial

  6. Provincial(noun)

    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

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'provincial' in Adjectives Frequency: #723


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