Synonyms for parochial

Grammar : Adj
Spell : puh-roh-kee-uh l
Phonetic Transcription : pəˈroʊ ki əl

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Définition of parochial

Origin :
  • late 14c., "pertaining to a parish," from Anglo-French parochiel (late 13c.), from Old French parochial, from Late Latin parochialis "of a parish" (c.600), from parochia (see parish).
  • Figurative sense, "limited, narrow," as if confined to a small region, is from 1856 (also see parochialism). Parochial school is attested from 1755.
  • adj narrow-minded, restricted
Example sentences :
  • He had never met with any entry affecting the parochial clergy.
  • Extract from : « Henry of Monmouth, Volume 2 » by J. Endell Tyler
  • Patriotism had to be parochial; for men had no country, but only a countryside.
  • Extract from : « A Short History of England » by G. K. Chesterton
  • The average incomes of the parochial clergy, meanwhile, were small.
  • Extract from : « The English Utilitarians, Volume I. » by Leslie Stephen
  • Otherwise, the town's associations are chiefly provincial, not to say parochial.
  • Extract from : « The Cornwall Coast » by Arthur L. Salmon
  • But I don't think we shall do any good by going into a parochial quarrel.
  • Extract from : « The Vicar of Bullhampton » by Anthony Trollope
  • Is there no weak listening to parochial gossip on the Curate's part?
  • Extract from : « To My Younger Brethren » by Handley C. G. Moule
  • Similar instructions were sent to parochial schools by the archbishop.
  • Extract from : « Civics and Health » by William H. Allen
  • Your parochial conscience was uneasy, I suppose, because I was missing at church?
  • Extract from : « Not Like Other Girls » by Rosa N. Carey
  • Every parochial vote was in the hands of the whole body of rate-payers.
  • Extract from : « History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III) » by Various
  • The secular clergy is divided into parochial and non-parochial.
  • Extract from : « The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 (Vol 28 of 55) » by Various

Antonyms for parochial

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