parochialism


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pa·ro·chi·al

 (pə-rō′kē-əl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, supported by, or located in a parish.
2. Of or relating to parochial schools.
3. Narrowly restricted in scope or outlook; provincial: parochial attitudes.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin parochiālis, from parochia, diocese; see parish.]

pa·ro′chi·al·ism n.
pa·ro′chi·al·ist n.
pa·ro′chi·al·ly adv.

pa•ro•chi•al•ism

(pəˈroʊ ki əˌlɪz əm)

n.
a parochial attitude or outlook; narrowness or provincialism.
[1840–50]
pa•ro′chi•al•ist, n.

parochialism

narrowness or pettiness of interests, opinions, or information. — parochialist, n.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parochialism - a limitation of views or interests like that defined by a local parish
narrow-mindedness, narrowness - an inclination to criticize opposing opinions or shocking behavior

parochialism

noun provincialism, narrowness, insularity, narrow-mindedness, localism, small-mindedness, limitedness, restrictedness We have been guilty of parochialism and resistance to change.
Quotations
"How horrible, fantastic, incredible it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas masks here because of a quarrel in a far away country between people of whom we know nothing" [Neville Chamberlain radio broadcast, 1938]
Translations

parochialism

[pəˈrəʊkɪəlɪzəm] N (pej) → mentalidad f provinciana or pueblerina

parochialism

[pəˈrəʊkiəlɪzəm] nesprit m de clocherparochial school n (US)école f paroissiale

parochialism

n (fig)Engstirnigkeit f
References in classic literature ?
His own parochialism made him ashamed by its contrast.
In days gone by Welsh politicians led grand crusades to secure equality, it's a pity that they're now reduced to petty nationalist parochialism.
It is time to put aside petty parochialism and work together for the region.
After living in the West Midlands for 47 years and seeing it held back time and time again because of silly parochialism, I think it is time for the latter.
Rivera's advocacy is both untimely and misplaced, smacking of parochialism and egotism at a time when Worcester needs to focus seriously on attracting the best available talent to lead the city.
The Guru showed people how to cast away parochialism and prejudice.
The point of view avoids narrow Western civilization parochialism, relying instead on comparison and contrast between different cultures.
The creation of real city regions requires radical action now and inspired political leadership which can look beyond parochialism.
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee said broad outlook, unhampered by regionalism, unencumbered by parochialism, unhindered by prejudices alone can make our nation great and ideal enough to lead the world.
DO you too detect a pong of parochialism in the air over Malala, the young Pakistani girl, opening the new library?
But while we can celebrate Wales' contribution to this victory, this is not about parochialism and totally about the Great British Lions.
On February 20, John Tomaney, professor of urban and regional planning at University College London and at Newcastle, will offer a defence of parochialism.