provincialism: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pru-vin'shu-liz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. narrowness of mind, ignorance, or the like, considered as resulting from lack of exposure to cultural or intellectual activity.
  2. a trait, habit of thought, etc., characteristic of a provincial, a province, or the provinces.
  3. a word, expression, or mode of pronunciation peculiar to a province.
  4. devotion to one's own province before the nation as a whole.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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