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PROVINCIALISM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does provincialism mean? 

PROVINCIALISM (noun)
  The noun PROVINCIALISM has 2 senses:

1. a lack of sophistication
2. a partiality for some particular place

  Familiarity information: PROVINCIALISM used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROVINCIALISM (noun)


Sense 1provincialism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A lack of sophistication

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("provincialism" is a kind of...):

narrow-mindedness; narrowness (an inclination to criticize opposing opinions or shocking behavior)


Sense 2provincialism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A partiality for some particular place

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

sectionalism; localism; provincialism

Hypernyms ("provincialism" is a kind of...):

partiality; partisanship (an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives)


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