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Definition of "parochialism" [pa•ro•chi•al•ism]

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

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Use "parochialism" in a sentence
  • ""I've been very disappointed by what I'd call the parochialism of Sen. Reid's approach to his job and his responsibilities," Broder said."
  • "And unlike most oil execs, he's showing a dash of introspection, writing a new book called "Why We Hate the Oil Companies," in which he denounces the "parochialism" of the industry as well as politicians '"hollow" promises of energy independence."
  • "Behind this cuddly facade and their token English members lies a bigoted, anti-English, parochialism which is epitomised by Ms Grahame and Jim 'my favourite word is imperialism' Slavery."