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Synonyms of provincial in English:


  • 1 the provincial government
    regional, state, territorial, district;
    [Antonyms] national
  • 2 provincial areas
    nonmetropolitan, small-town, nonurban, outlying, rural, country, rustic, backwoods, backwater
    informal one-horse, hick, country-fried, jerkwater, freshwater
    [Antonyms] national, metropolitan, cosmopolitan
  • 3 provincial attitudes
    unsophisticated, narrow-minded, parochial, small-town, suburban, insular, bush-league, inward-looking, conservative;
    small-minded, blinkered, bigoted, prejudiced
    [Antonyms] sophisticated, broad-minded
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  • 1 they were dismissed as provincials
    hillbilly, (country) bumpkin, country cousin, rustic, yokel, village idiot, peasant, hayseed, hick, rube, redneck
    [Antonyms] sophisticate
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