Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to a province; local; narrow.

Part of speech: noun

An inhabitant of a province.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "provincial":

  1. At present above a sixth part of the nation is crowded into provincial towns of more than thirty thousand inhabitants. - "The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5)", Thomas Babington Macaulay.
  2. To my provincial mind, as I believe, nothing else could ever quite take the place of a rotation of the seasons. - "A Rambler's lease", Bradford Torrey.
  3. We relaxed by attending the theatre occasionally, which is one of the best provincial ones in the kingdom, and at this time could boast some very good actors. - "Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade", William Surtees.