Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun provincial

2 senses of provincial

Sense 1
provincial -- ((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")
       => official, functionary -- (a worker who holds or is invested with an office)

Sense 2
peasant, provincial, bucolic -- (a country person)
       => rustic -- (an unsophisticated country person)

Antonyms of adj provincial

1 of 2 senses of provincial

Sense 2
provincial (vs. cosmopolitan) -- (characteristic of the provinces or their people; "deeply provincial and conformist"; "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial"; "narrow provincial attitudes")

cosmopolitan (vs. provincial) -- (composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests; "his cosmopolitan benevolence impartially extended to all races and to all creeds"- T.B. Macaulay; "the ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt"; "that queer, cosmopolitan, rather sinister crowd found around the Marseilles docks")
        => traveled, travelled -- (familiar with many parts of the world; "a traveled, educated man"; "well-traveled people")

Similarity of adj provincial

2 senses of provincial

Sense 1
provincial -- (of or associated with a province; "provincial government")

Sense 2
provincial (vs. cosmopolitan) -- (characteristic of the provinces or their people; "deeply provincial and conformist"; "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial"; "narrow provincial attitudes")
       => bumpkinly, hick, rustic, unsophisticated -- (awkwardly simple and provincial; "bumpkinly country boys"; "rustic farmers"; "a hick town"; "the nightlife of Montmartre awed the unsophisticated tourists")
       => corn-fed -- (strong and healthy but not sophisticated)
       => insular, parochial -- (narrowly restricted in outlook or scope; "little sympathy with parochial mentality"; "insular attitudes toward foreigners")
       => jerkwater, one-horse, pokey, poky -- (small and remote and insignificant; "a jerkwater college"; "passed a series of poky little one-horse towns")
       => stay-at-home (prenominal) -- (not given to travel; "a stay-at-home friend")

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