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parochial

adjective uk   /pəˈrəʊ.ki.əl/ us    /-ˈroʊ-/

parochial adjective (OF A CHURCH)

connected with a parish (= an area that has its own church or priest): parochial boundariesAdministrative church areasLocal government and politics

parochial adjective (LIMITED)

disapproving showing interest only in a narrow range of matters, especially those that directly affect yourself, your town, or your country: a parochial view/opinion Although it's just a local paper, it somehow manages not to be too parochial in its outlook.Narrow-minded
parochialism
noun [U] uk   /-ə.lɪ.zəm/ disapproving us  
political parochialismNarrow-minded
parochially
adverb uk   /-ə.li/ disapproving us  
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