1. [ adjective ] of or associated with a province

"provincial government"

Related terms: state territory
2. [ adjective ] characteristic of the provinces or their people

"deeply provincial and conformist" "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial" "narrow provincial attitudes"

Related terms: cosmopolitan bumpkinly jerkwater jerkwater stay-at-home insular corn-fed
3. [ noun ] (Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order

"the general of the Jesuits receives monthly reports from the provincials"

Related terms: official Roman_Catholic
4. [ noun ] a country person
Synonyms: peasant bucolic
Related terms: rustic muzhik cotter
Similar spelling:   provincially