Parsonish Par"son*ish, a. Appropriate to, or like, a parson; -- used in disparagement. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

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  • parson — parsonic /pahr son ik/, parsonical, adj. parsonically, adv. parsonish, parsonlike, adj. /pahr seuhn/, n. 1. a member of the clergy, esp. a Protestant minister; pastor; rector. 2. the holder or incumbent of a parochial benefice, esp. an Anglican.… …   Universalium

  • clerical — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Concerning clerks] Syn. secretarial, office, filing, typing, stenographic, accounting, bookkeeping, written, scribal, administrative, assistant, on the support staff, white collar. 2. [Concerning the clergy] Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

  • clerical — [adj1] secretarial accounting, bookkeeping, clerkish, clerkly, office, pink collar*, scribal, stenographic, subordinate, typing, white collar*, written; concept 536 clerical [adj2] concerning clergy apostolic, canonical, churchly, cleric,… …   New thesaurus

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