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pro·vin·cial  audio  (pr-vnshl) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Of or relating to a province.
  2. Of or characteristic of people from the provinces; not fashionable or sophisticated: "Well-educated professional women ... made me feel uncomfortably provincial" (J.R. Salamanca).
  3. Limited in perspective; narrow and self-centered.
NOUN:
  1. A native or inhabitant of the provinces.
  2. A person who has provincial ideas or habits.


OTHER FORMS:
pro·vincial·ly(Adverb)


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