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Synonyms of provincial in English:


  • 1 the provincial government
    regional, state, territorial, district, local;
    sectoral, zonal, cantonal, county, parochial;
    [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
    small-minded, petty, blinkered, illiberal, inflexible, bigoted, prejudiced, intolerant
    North American informal jerkwater, corn-fed
    [Antonyms] sophisticated, broad-minded
  • noun

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  • those who did not know what it took were dismissed as provincials
    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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