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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 boundaries

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.
parochialism
noun [U] uk   us   /-ə.lɪ.zəm/ disapproving
political parochialism
parochially
adverb uk   us   /-ə.li/ disapproving
Translations of “parochial”
in Chinese (Traditional) 教堂的, 教區的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 教堂的, 堂区的…
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