Synonyms of provincial in English:



  • 1 the provincial government
    regional, state, territorial, district, local; sectoral, zonal, cantonal, county, parochial; colonial
    [Antonyms] national
  • 2 both the London and provincial press
    non-metropolitan, small-town, non-urban, outlying, rural, country, rustic, backwoods, backwater
    informal one-horse
    North American informal hick, freshwater
    [Antonyms] national, metropolitan, cosmopolitan
  • 3 pompous bankers and their dull, provincial wives
    unsophisticated, narrow-minded, parochial, small-town, suburban, insular, parish-pump, inward-looking, limited, restricted, localist, conservative, narrow; small-minded, petty, blinkered, illiberal, inflexible, bigoted, prejudiced, intolerant
    North American informal jerkwater, corn-fed
    [Antonyms] sophisticated, broad-minded
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  • those who did not know what it took were dismissed as provincials
    (country) bumpkin, country cousin, rustic, yokel, village idiot, peasant, churl, lout, boor, oaf, clown, barbarian, yahoo
    Irish, derogatory culchie, bogman
    informal clod, clodhopper
    British informal yob, yobbo, plonker
    North American informal schlub, hayseed, hick, rube, hillbilly
    Australian informal ocker
    rare bucolic
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