Meaning of provincialism
Pronunciation: (pru-vin'shu-liz"um), [key]
- narrowness of mind, ignorance, or the like, considered as resulting from lack of exposure to cultural or intellectual activity.
- a trait, habit of thought, etc., characteristic of a provincial, a province, or the provinces.
- a word, expression, or mode of pronunciation peculiar to a province.
- devotion to one's own province before the nation as a whole.
- provincialism (Thesaurus)