Provincial vs Unprovincial - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between provincial and unprovincial
is that provincial
is of or pertaining to province; constituting a province; as, a provincial government; a provincial dialect while unprovincial
is not provincial.
As a noun provincial
is a person belonging to a province; one who is provincial.
Of or pertaining to province; constituting a province; as, a provincial government; a provincial dialect.
Exhibiting the ways or manners of a province; characteristic of the inhabitants of a province.
Not cosmopolitan; countrified; not polished; rude; hence, narrow; illiberal.
Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as, a provincial synod.
(obsolete) Of or pertaining to Provence; Provencal.
- Provincial airs and graces.
limited in outlook; narrow
- With two Provincial roses on my razed shoes.
A person belonging to a province; one who is provincial.
(Roman Catholicism) A monastic superior, who, under the general of his order, has the direction of all the religious houses of the same fraternity in a given district, called a province of the order.
* 2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin 2010, p. 700:
A country bumpkin.
- The Franciscan provincial Diego de Landa set up a local Inquisition which unleashed a campaign of interrogation and torture on the Indio population.