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[pruh-vin-shee-al-i-tee] /prəˌvɪn ʃiˈæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural provincialities.
provincial character.
provincial characteristic:
Her provincialities reflect a refreshing naturalness.
Origin of provinciality
1775-85; provincial + -ity Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He paused again, and Marion began to realize the full degree of her provinciality and ignorance.

    The Heart of Thunder Mountain Edfrid A. Bingham
  • The note of provinciality in Addison is to be found in the commonplace of his ideas, though his style is classical.

  • Each type in turn has its note of provinciality when compared with the norm of the typical American.

    The American Mind Bliss Perry
  • Even Boston provinciality is a precious testimony to the authoritative personality of the city.

    A Modern Instance William Dean Howells
  • Its provinciality is of greater cash value to the newspaper than the cosmopolitan significance of the message from London.

    My Life Josiah Flynt
Word Origin and History for provinciality

"quality or condition of being provincial," 1759, from provincial + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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