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provincialnoun [C]

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

provincialadjective

uk   /prəˈvɪn.ʃəl/  us   /prəˈvɪn.ʃəl/
provincialism
noun [U] uk   /prəˈvɪn.ʃəl.ɪ.zəm/  us   /prəˈvɪn.ʃəl.ɪ.zəm/ disapproving
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provincialadjective

 us   /prəˈvɪn·ʃəl/
of or relating to a province, or to the parts of a country outside its capital or most important city: provincial governments
disapproving A provincial person has limited ideas and is not willing to understand or accept new ideas or ways of behaving.
(Definition of provincial from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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