provincialism

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provincialism
  • noun
    The way of life characteristic of the regions outside the capital city of a country, especially when regarded as unsophisticated or narrow-minded. (book-loving Belle was burning to escape the provincialism of her village)
    Concern for one's own area or region at the expense of national or supranational unity. (the President warned that focusing on relations with close neighbours would lead to political provincialism)
    A word or phrase peculiar to a local area. (if an idiom is a provincialism, it is likely to be found in a dialect dictionary)
    The degree to which plant or animal communities are restricted to particular areas. (the lack of provincialism in Silurian fauna)

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