Definitions
parochial Tweet Definition of parochial Like Definition of parochial on Facebook
adjective 
  1. Pertaining to a parish.
  2. Characterized by an unsophisticated focus on local concerns to the exclusion of wider contexts; elementary in scope or outlook.
The use of simple, primary colors in the painting gave it a feel
The United States has been accused of taking a view, of not being interested in international matters.
Etymology: From Anglo-Norman Anglo-Norman, parochial and its source late parochialis, an alteration of paroecialis "of a church provice", from paroecia, from Hellenistic Greek (polytonic, ) "stay in a foreign land", later "community, diocese", from Ancient Greek (polytonic, ) "neighbouring, neighbour", from (polytonic, -) "para-" + (polytonic, á) "house".


Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for parochial for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.

     Full Definition of parochial
  

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the GNU Free Documentation License
Allwords Copyright 1998-2020 All rights reserved.