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parochialism

[puh-roh-kee-uh-liz-uh m] /pəˈroʊ ki əˌlɪz əm/
noun
1.
a parochial character, spirit, or tendency; excessive narrowness of interests or view; provincialism.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; parochial + -ism
Related forms
parochialist, noun
parochialization, noun
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Word Origin and History for parochialist

parochialism

n.

"limited and narrow character or tendency," 1847, from parochial + -ism.

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