narrowness of mind, ignorance, or the like, considered as resulting from lack of exposure to cultural or intellectual activity.
a trait, habit of thought, etc., characteristic of a provincial, a province, or the provinces.
a word, expression, or mode of pronunciation peculiar to a province.
devotion to one's own province before the nation as a whole.

1760–70; provincial + -ism Unabridged
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provincialism (prəˈvɪnʃəˌlɪzəm)
1.  narrowness of mind or outlook; lack of sophistication
2.  a word or attitude characteristic of a provincial
3.  attention to the affairs of one's province rather than the whole nation
4.  the state or quality of being provincial

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Example sentences
But smug provincialism can be found in many quarters, even within science.
Provincialism also has a modifying effect on fear in areas with many signs of disorganization.
It had a somewhat unfair reputation for being a cultural desert of provincialism and ignorance.
It is in vain to tell them that this dodging process is an inelegant provincialism.
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