A parochial outlook.
The use of simple, primary colors in the painting gave it a parochial feel.
Some people in the United States have been accused of taking a parochial view, of not being interested in international matters.
An example of parochial is the type of education received from a catholic school.
An example of parochial is someone who has never been outside of his town and who adheres strictly to his small town values and religious values.
Origin of parochial
- Middle English from Old French from Late Latin parochiālis from parochia diocese parish
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Anglo-Norman parochial and its source Late Latin parochialis, an alteration of paroecialis (“of a church province"), from paroecia, from Hellenistic Greek Ï€Î±ÏÎ¿Î¹ÎºÎ¯Î± (paroikia, “stay in a foreign land") , later “community, diocese", from Ancient Greek Ï€Î¬ÏÎ¿Î¹ÎºÎ¿Ï‚ (paroikos, “neighbouring, neighbour"), from Ï€Î±ÏÎ±- (para-) + Î¿á¼¶ÎºÎ¿Ï‚ (oikos, “house").