- provincetown print,
- provincial council,
- provincial police,
- proving ground,
Origin of provincialism
Examples from the Web for provincialism
No speechifying, no debates, no scolding of American provincialism, just a welcome view of what the rest of the world is reading.
But insularity or provincialism in the literary community, he said, is nothing to sneer at.
Smallness spells provincialism, and provincialism spells smallness.Letters from a Father to His Son Entering College|Charles Franklin Thwing
He was to learn, in a hard and bitter school, the danger of provincialism and the value of Nationality.The Life of John Marshall (Volume 1 of 4)|Albert J. Beveridge
Suchet, an ardent student of human nature, was quick to appreciate how to turn to his use this provincialism.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
In Australia, says Mr. Froude, 'no provincialism has yet developed itself.
Wide reading in various departments will banish narrowness and provincialism.Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism|F. V. N. Painter
1820 in the political sense, "local attachment as opposed to national unity," from provincial + -ism. Meaning "manners or modes of a certain province or of provinces generally" (as opposed to the big city or capital) is from 1836. Sense of "a local word or usage or expression" is from 1770.
PROVINCIALISM consists in:
(a) An ignorance of the manners, customs and nature of people living outside one's own village, parish, or nation.
(b) A desire to coerce others into uniformity.
[Ezra Pound, "Provincialism the Enemy," 1917]