parochialism

[ puh-roh-kee-uh-liz-uh m ]
/ pəˈroʊ ki əˌlɪz əm /

noun

a parochial character, spirit, or tendency; excessive narrowness of interests or view; provincialism.

Origin of parochialism

First recorded in 1840–50; parochial + -ism

Related forms

pa·ro·chi·al·ist, nounpa·ro·chi·al·i·za·tion, noun
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