Definition of provincialism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

provincialism

 noun
noun
NAmE//prəˈvɪnʃəˌlɪzəm//
 
[uncountable](disapproving)
 
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the attitude of people who are unwilling to consider new or different ideas or things He wanted to escape from the narrow-minded provincialism of the small town where he had been brought up.
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