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provincial - Dictionary definition and meaning for word provincial

(noun) (Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order
Example Sentence
  • the general of the Jesuits receives monthly reports from the provincials

(noun) a country person
Synonyms : bucolic , peasant

(adj) of or associated with a province
Example Sentence
  • provincial government

(adj) characteristic of the provinces or their people
Example Sentence
  • deeply provincial and conformist
  • in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial
  • narrow provincial attitudes

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for provincial

provincial sounds like "PROVINCE"....imagine person belonging to rural province then he dont have much exposure to outer world...so he is unsophisticated and limited in outlook....
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by rahulbest

province somewhat SOUNDS very close to PRINCE..so the area that is under the control of a prince...IS A PROVINCE....AND ANY PROVINCE IS very limited in area.. so limited in outlook.
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by preetisoni2411

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