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Meaning of PAROCHIALISM

Pronunciation:  pu'rowkeeulizm

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a limitation of views or interests like that defined by a local parish
 

PAROCHIALISM is a 12 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: narrow-mindedness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pa*ro"chi*al*ism\, n.
The quality or state of being parochial in form or nature; a
system of management peculiar to parishes.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: alien, apartheid, authoritarianism, bigotry, blind side, blind spot, blinders, closed mind, color bar, cramped ideas, division, ethnocentrism, exclusiveness, fanaticism, foreigner, hideboundness, illiberality, insularism, insularity, insulation, isolation, Jim Crow, know-nothingism, little-mindedness, littleness, mean mind, meanness, narrow sympathies, narrow views, narrow-mindedness, narrowness, nearsightedness, odium theologicum, outcast, out-group, outsider, persona non grata, pettiness, petty mind, provincialism, purblindness, quarantine, race hatred, racial segregation, seclusion, segregation, separation, shortsightedness, shut mind, smallness, snobbishness, straitlacedness, stranger, stuffiness, tightness, uncatholicity, xenophobia
 

 

 

 

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