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 for provincial
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Provincial \Pro*vin"cial\, a. [L. provincialis: cf. F.
     provincial. See Province, and cf. Provencal.]
     1. Of or pertaining to province; constituting a province; as,
        a provincial government; a provincial dialect.
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     2. Exhibiting the ways or manners of a province;
        characteristic of the inhabitants of a province; not
        cosmopolitan; countrified; not polished; rude; hence,
        narrow; illiberal. "Provincial airs and graces."
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     3. Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the
        jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as, a
        provincial synod. --Ayliffe.
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     4. Of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal. [Obs.]
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              With two Provincial roses on my razed shoes. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Provincial \Pro*vin"cial\, n.
     1. A person belonging to a province; one who is provincial.
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     2. (R. C. Ch.) A monastic superior, who, under the general of
        his order, has the direction of all the religious houses
        of the same fraternity in a given district, called a
        province of the order.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of or associated with a province; "provincial government"
      2: characteristic of the provinces or their people; "deeply
         provincial and conformist"; "in that well-educated company I
         felt uncomfortably provincial"; "narrow provincial attitudes"
         [ant: cosmopolitan]
      n 1: (Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an
           ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general
           of a religious order; "the general of the Jesuits receives
           monthly reports from the provincials"
      2: a country person [syn: peasant, provincial, bucolic]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  124 Moby Thesaurus words for "provincial":
     Arcadian, agrarian, agrestic, agricultural, authoritarian, awkward,
     backwoods, backwoodsman, beg, beglerbeg, bey, bigot, bigoted,
     boorish, borne, bucolic, bumpkin, burgrave, campestral, cloddish,
     closed, clown, collector, confined, constricted, countrified,
     country, country bumpkin, country cousin, countryman, countrywoman,
     cramped, creedbound, deaf, deaf to reason, dey, dialect, dialectal,
     eparch, exarch, fanatical, farm, fellah, gauleiter,
     geographically limited, governor, governor-general, hayseed, hick,
     hidebound, hind, homespun, idiomatic, illiberal, ingenuous,
     innocent, insular, khedive, lieutenant governor, limited, little,
     little-minded, local, localized, loutish, lowland, mean,
     mean-minded, mean-spirited, muzhik, nabob, naive, narrow,
     narrow-hearted, narrow-minded, narrow-souled, narrow-spirited,
     nawab, nearsighted, oafish, of a place, outland, palatine,
     parochial, pastoral, peasant, peon, petty, proconsul, purblind,
     regional, rude, rural, rustic, satrap, sectarian, shortsighted,
     small, small-minded, small-town, stadtholder, straitlaced, stuffy,
     subahdar, tetrarch, topical, uncatholic, uncharitable,
     uncultivated, uncultured, ungenerous, ungraceful, uninformed,
     unliberal, unpolished, unrefined, unsophisticated, upland, vali,
     vernacular, vice-king, viceroy, wali, yokel

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