Synonyms for provincial

Grammar : Adj
Spell : pruh-vin-shuhl
Phonetic Transcription : prəˈvɪn ʃəl

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Définition of provincial

Origin :
  • late 14c., "pertaining to a province," from Old French provincial "belonging to a particular province (of friars)" (13c.), from Latin provincialis "of a province," from provincia (see province).
  • Meaning "of the small towns and countryside" (as opposed to the capital and urban center) is from 1630s, a borrowed idiom from French, transferred from sense of "particular to the province," hence "local." Suggestive of rude, petty, or narrow society by 1755. Classical Latin provincialis seems not to have had this tinge. In British use, with reference to the American colonies, from 1680s.
  • adj countrified; limited
Example sentences :
  • The provincial captains are drumming up for soldiers, in every newspaper.
  • Extract from : « Old News » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The provincial Congress, which had adjourned, immediately re-assembled.
  • Extract from : « Graham's Magazine, Vol. XXXII No. 4, April 1848 » by Various
  • Before the furor of 1876, how many scores of provincial English had?
  • Extract from : « The First Violin » by Jessie Fothergill
  • A man such as this was never intended to succeed in a provincial town.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune of the Rougons » by Emile Zola
  • They sat at all the meetings of National and Provincial and Regional committees.
  • Extract from : « Herbert Hoover » by Vernon Kellogg
  • On that he flung away, before the jeers of the provincial deputies.
  • Extract from : « Scaramouche » by Rafael Sabatini
  • I won't be ruled by your miserable middle-class, provincial standard.
  • Extract from : « Audrey Craven » by May Sinclair
  • I can see her face now, when she flashed across my sight at a provincial circus.
  • Extract from : « Melomaniacs » by James Huneker
  • Life seems great because it is cosmopolitan and not provincial or local.
  • Extract from : « Rural Life and the Rural School » by Joseph Kennedy
  • Do you mean to tell me, Dick, that there's a girl like that on your provincial boards?'
  • Extract from : « Lord Kilgobbin » by Charles Lever

Antonyms for provincial

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