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provincial
used in The Great Gatsby

2 uses
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Definition
unsophisticated (meant disapprovingly to refer to old-fashioned or narrow-minded attitudes and ideas)
  • But young men didn't — at least in my provincial inexperience I believed they didn't — drift coolly out of nowhere and buy a palace on Long Island Sound.
    p. 49.4
provincial = unsophisticated
  • Then he went into the jewelry store to buy a pearl necklace — or perhaps only a pair of cuff buttons — rid of my provincial squeamishness forever.
    p. 179.4
provincial = unsophisticated
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