Definition of provincialism
1 : a dialectal or local word, phrase, or idiom
2 : the quality or state of being provincial
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And Richard’s big ideas don’t square with small-minded provincialism that extends from the father of his beloved (Ricardo Guiterrez) to his own older brother (longtime American Players Theatre actor Travis A. Knight).
For others, admitting to and shedding their Manhattan provincialism takes more time.
The apparent provincialism of the inhabitants of the plains is actually a kind of camouflage: A plainsman would not only claim to be ignorant of the ways of other regions but willingly appear to be misinformed about them.
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