HyperDic: provincial

English > 4 senses of the word provincial:
ADJECTIVEpertprovincialof or associated with a province
allprovincialcharacteristic of the provinces or their people
NOUNperson provincial(Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order
person provincial, peasant, bucolica country person
provincial > pronunciation
Soundsprahvih'nshahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > provincial: 4 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningOf or associated with a province.
Example"provincial government"
Spanishprovincial
Catalanprovincial
Nounsprovincethe territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
Adverbsprovinciallyby the province
English > provincial: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningcharacteristic of the provinces or their people.
Examples
  • "deeply provincial and conformist"
  • "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial"
  • "narrow provincial attitudes"
Narrowerbumpkinly, hick, rustic, unsophisticatedawkwardly simple and provincial
corn-fedStrong and healthy but not sophisticated
insular, parochialnarrowly restricted in outlook or scope
jerkwater, one-horse, pokey, pokysmall and remote and insignificant
stay-at-homenot given to travel
untraveled, untravelledNot having traveled much, especially to foreign lands
OppositecosmopolitanComposed of people from or at home / home in many parts of the world
Spanishprovincial, provinciano
Catalanprovincial
Nounsprovincethe territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
English > provincial: 4 senses > noun 1, person
Meaning(Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order.
Example"the general of the Jesuits receives monthly reports from the provincials"
CategoryRoman Catholic, Western Church, Roman Catholic Church, Church of Rome, Roman ChurchThe Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
Broaderofficial, functionaryA worker who holds or is invested with an office
English > provincial: 4 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA country person.
Synonymspeasant, bucolic
Narrowercotter, cottarA peasant farmer in the Scottish Highlands
muzhik, moujik, mujik, muzjikA Russian peasant (especially prior to 1917)
BroaderrusticAn unsophisticated country person
Spanishcampesino, lugareño, provinciano, pueblerino
Catalancamperol, pagès, pobletà

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