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provincial

noun [C] uk   us   /prəˈvɪn.ʃəl/ mainly disapproving
a person who comes from somewhere in a country outside its capital city

provincial

adjective uk   us   /prəˈvɪn.ʃəl/
relating to an area that is governed as part of a country or an empire: provincial governmentsC2 in or from the parts of the country that are not the capital city: The majority of young professionals in the capital have moved there from provincial towns. disapproving having opinions and ideas that are old-fashioned and simple: provincial attitudes
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provincialism
noun [U] uk   us   /-ɪ.zəm/ disapproving
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