Definition of 'parochial'
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The other is connected to fees that should have gone to the parochial council for churchyard monuments. The Sun (2015)It was a family affair rather than a parochial one. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The audience is far less parochial than it used to be. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She was gone to the parochial school. North and South (1855)Unless there is a general representative quality to representations their significance can only be of extremely parochial interest. Television - policy and culture (1990)He took out a third of jobs and made the business less parochial and more open to user feedback. Times, Sunday Times (2010)From these usually parochial concerns, government stood mostly aloof. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Beyond parochial concerns, there are breathtaking battles ahead. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Everybody knows that sport should be about parochial self-interest rather than silly old excellence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And then we talked about some of the conflicts between what he learned in science class and religion class at his parochial school. Christianity Today (2000)This will mean the industry putting aside parochial interests and planning how to stop a long-term decline in business. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The less our representatives are bound to the demands of nationhood, the less parochial their outlook is likely to be. THE AGE OF CONSENT (2003)Its clauses include matters of parochial concern, such as fish traps on the Thames. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'parochial'
British English: parochial ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone as parochial, you are critical of them because you think they are too concerned with their own affairs and should be thinking about more important things.
Definition of parochial from the Collins English Dictionary
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