Definition of parochialism in English:


Syllabification: pa·ro·chi·al·ism
Pronunciation: /pəˈrōkēəlˌizəm


  • A limited or narrow outlook, especially focused on a local area; narrow-mindedness: accusations of parochialism
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    • I mean, if this were Wales say, or Scotland, I dare say I could rabbit away about small-minded, provincial parochialism.
    • All at once, unattractive qualities such as insularity, parochialism and downright arrogance were introduced into the previously contented continental mix.
    • In Scotland, and in Wales, there are arguments breaking out about the rejection of a United Kingdom side being an example of narrow-minded parochialism.

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