noun Date: 1847 the quality or state of being parochial; especially selfish pettiness or narrowness (as of interests, opinions, or views)

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  • Parochialism — means being provincial, being narrow in scope, or considering only small sections of an issue.The term originates from the idea of a parish ( [Late] Latin: parochia), which is one of the smaller division within many Christian Churches such as the …   Wikipedia

  • Parochialism — Pa*ro chi*al*ism, n. The quality or state of being parochial in form or nature; a system of management peculiar to parishes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parochialism — (n.) limited and narrow character or tendency, 1847, from PAROCHIAL (Cf. parochial) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • parochialism — [[t]pəro͟ʊkiəlɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) Parochialism is the quality of being parochial in your attitude. We have been guilty of parochialism, of resistance to change …   English dictionary

  • parochialism — parochial ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to a parish. 2) having a narrow outlook or scope. DERIVATIVES parochialism noun. ORIGIN Latin parochialis, from Greek paroikia (see PARISH(Cf. ↑parish)) …   English terms dictionary

  • parochialism — parochialist, n. parochialization, n. /peuh roh kee euh liz euhm/, n. a parochial character, spirit, or tendency; excessive narrowness of interests or view; provincialism. [1840 50; PAROCHIAL + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • parochialism — noun The quality or state of being parochial; especially: selfish pettiness or narrowness (as of interests, opinions, or views) …   Wiktionary

  • parochialism — Synonyms and related words: Jim Crow, alien, apartheid, authoritarianism, bigotry, blind side, blind spot, blinders, closed mind, color bar, cramped ideas, division, ethnocentrism, exclusiveness, fanaticism, foreigner, hideboundness, illiberality …   Moby Thesaurus

  • parochialism — pa ro·chi·al·ism || pÉ™ rəʊkɪəlɪzm n. narrow mindedness; provinciality, state of having a limited perspective …   English contemporary dictionary

  • parochialism — pa·ro·chial·ism …   English syllables

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