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.
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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.
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parochialism

narrowness or pettiness of interests, opinions, or information. — parochialist, n.
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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
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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]
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Translations

parochialism

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

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

n (fig)Engstirnigkeit f
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References in classic literature ?
His own parochialism made him ashamed by its contrast.
It is characterized by a strange mixture of parochialism and cosmopolitanism, nationalism and transnationalism, exclusivism and humanitarianism.
They believe the past paternalism and parochialism of medicine has conferred the feeling of powerlessness throughout the profession.
In his introduction to The Book of Canadian Poetry (1943; revised 1948, 1957) he called for an end to parochialism, insisting on judging Canadian poetry by the highest standards.
PPP Chief said that the best way to pay homage to our founder was to protect and promote his vision of a Pakistan where all are equal with no room for extremism, parochialism, undemocratic and unconstitutional methodologies.
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.
The new structure gives each state an equal voice in the running of Australian cricket for the first time, and heralds a huge leap forward from the parochialism and self-interest that has thrived around the board table as a result of the outdated delegate system.
One thing's for sure, if the North East is to rediscover its voice - and the ear of those in power - it surely needs to put parochialism aside and speak as one unified region.
Characterizing this subject as in its "intellectual infancy," he integrates attention to the home country and the host lands and explains in the preface that he "...situates the Scottish experience in a comparative and international context in order to at least reduce some of the dangers of parochialism, introspection and exceptionalism." Devine is affiliated with the U.
I find this parochialism sti-fling and disheartening, illustrative of those with no interest in, or knowledge of, life beyond the mental cages they've constructed for themselves.
The evolution of these missteps into silos and bureaucracies followed three consecutive steps: parochialism, territorialism, and empire building.