V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. belonging to or related to a parish; 2. having a narrow or limited point of view
Synonyms: religious, conservative, sectarian, dogmatic, limited, provincial, narrow-minded, biased
Antonyms: non-religious, open-minded, free-thinking
Tips: Parochial is derived from the Late Latin parochialis, "of a parish." Parochial is often used to describe religious schools or schools of a religious parish. Parochial has come to also mean "narrow-minded," perhaps out of a stereotype that developed over time, characterizing members of the parish.
She went to parochial school while all her friends went to a public one. (religious)
The parents removed their children from a public school and enrolled them in a parochial school. (religious)
Mary's parochial views frustrated her liberal, free-thinking daughter. (conservative, provincial)
His parochial upbringing caused him to have a limited view of how a society should behave. (religious, conservative)
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