Synonyms for Provincial:


countrified; limited (adjective)
local, parochial, pastoral, unpolished, narrow-minded, rural, narrow, bucolic, insular, unsophisticated, country, rustic.
narrow-minded (adjective)


rural, countrified, the land, down-home, unpolished, the (great) outdoors. narrow, small town, narrow-minded, limited. old fashioned (noun)
Old World, low-tech, antiquated, obsolete, primitive, out, dated, old-time, old fashioned, archaic.
provincial (noun)
bumpkinly, corn-fed, bucolic, jerkwater, stay-at-home, peasant, rustic, poky, pokey, parochial, unsophisticated, hick, one-horse, insular.

Other synonyms:

countrified, small town, villager, campestral, down-home, Country cousin, arcadian, country. pastoral, countryman, countrywoman. limited. narrow. bigoted
rural, rustic.

Usage examples for provincial

  1. The Boston of those days had very much the aspect of provincial towns in England, such as may still be seen there, while our own city has undergone such wonderful changes that little likeness to what our ancestors made it can now be found. – Septimius Felton or, The Elixir of Life by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  2. To- day it is a truly characteristic, large, provincial town of little or no importance to the outside world. – The Cathedrals of Northern France by Francis Miltoun
  3. It was an extremely effective story, especially as told by the local member in the B. C. Provincial Assembly, who had real histrionic talent. – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman