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adjective (LIMITED)    /pəˈrəʊ.ki.əl/ US  /-ˈroʊ-/ 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     /-ə.lɪ.zəm/ noun [U] disapproving political parochialismNarrow-minded parochially     /-ə.li/ adverb disapproving
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