Definition of parochialism in English:

parochialism

noun

  • A limited or narrow outlook, especially focused on a local area; narrow-mindedness.

    ‘accusations of parochialism’
    • ‘All at once, unattractive qualities such as insularity, parochialism and downright arrogance were introduced into the previously contented continental mix.’
    • ‘Post-Civil-War America therefore seemed to exhibit the worst kind of small-minded, lacklustre parochialism, but it had coupled it with a loutish popularism.’
    • ‘I mean, if this were Wales say, or Scotland, I dare say I could rabbit away about small-minded, provincial parochialism.’
    • ‘He must not now besmear that with parochialism, narrow-mindedness and partiality.’
    • ‘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.’
    narrow-mindedness, localism, provincialism, insularity, narrowness, small-mindedness
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Pronunciation:

parochialism

/pəˈrōkēəlˌizəm/