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Definitions for parochialism
pəˈroʊ ki əˌlɪz əmparochial·ism

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  1. parochialismnoun

    a limitation of views or interests like that defined by a local parish


  1. parochialismnoun

    The quality or state of being parochial; especially: selfish pettiness or narrowness (as of interests, opinions, or views).


  1. Parochialism

    Parochialism is the state of mind whereby one focuses on small sections of an issue rather than considering its wider context. More generally, it consists of being narrow in scope. In that respect, it is a synonym of "provincialism". It may, particularly when used pejoratively, be contrasted to cosmopolitanism. The term insularity (related to an island) may be similarly used to connote limited exposure.


  1. parochialism

    Parochialism is a term used to describe a focus or emphasis on a small section or narrow view, often pertaining to a specific locality or region, at the expense of broader or more global perspectives. This term is often used in a negative sense to critique views that ignore or fail to appreciate cultural, social, or political perspectives outside the scope of one's immediate community.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parochialismnoun

    the quality or state of being parochial in form or nature; a system of management peculiar to parishes


  1. Parochialism

    Parochialism means being provincial, being narrow in scope, or considering only small sections of an issue. It may, particularly when used pejoratively, be contrasted to universalism. The term originates from the idea of a parish, one of the smaller divisions within many Christian churches such as the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parochialism in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parochialism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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