a parochial character, spirit, or tendency; excessive narrowness of interests or view; provincialism.
- pa·ro·chi·al·ist, noun
- pa·ro·chi·al·i·za·tion, noun
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How to use parochialism in a sentence
In that work, Roman got to know Washington’s then-police chief, Charles Ramsey, and discovered how open he was to outside expertise — not the most common trait in a police culture often characterized by parochialism.What Philadelphia Reveals About America’s Homicide Surge | by Alec MacGillis, photography by Hannah Price/Magnum Photos, special to ProPublica | July 30, 2021 | ProPublica
However, it must be emphasized that Civil War soldiers themselves were often the most vocal critics of such parochialism.The Real Memorial Day: Oliver Wendell Holmes's Salute To A Momentous American Anniversary | Malcolm Jones | May 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Attributing the last four years to either Republicans or Democrats is myopic American parochialism.
Ethanol is a case study of how parochialism trumps progress in Congress.
They have not lost the quaint simplicity of their parochialism, to become national if not cosmopolitan.The Cornwall Coast | Arthur L. Salmon
He preaches, he also displays fine perception of the parochialism of the British political career.Instigations | Ezra Pound
It is because of our insecurity and fear that we develop these defensive attitudes of parochialism and churchism.Herein is Love | Reuel L. Howe
Enderby and Jackson believe that the next train is the 10.15; but that is their narrow-minded parochialism.
But there had always been a frankly cosmopolitan spirit in Browning,—no touch of parochialism or insularity.A Day with Browning | Anonymous