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provincial  

1       adj   Provincial means connected with the parts of a country away from the capital city.  
ADJ n  
Jeremy Styles, 34, was the house manager for a provincial theatre for ten years.     
2       adj   If you describe someone or something as provincial, you disapprove of them because you think that they are old-fashioned and boring.,   (disapproval)    He decided to revamp the company's provincial image...     
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n.
a popular person in a community
exp.
celebrate smth. with excitement; party wildly; party all night long
npl.
(1) a remote area; an area in the countryside that is far from a town or city (2) a town or city regarded as dull or unsophisticated
[Informal] [Disapproving] E.g.: Living out in the sticks requires more thought when it comes to transport due to the fact that you live far away from anywhere.

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