Narrow-minded Crossword Clue
Narrow-minded crossword clue. The Courier-Mail newspaper big crossword puzzle question on 13 June 2017. 9 letters. Also appear in Daily Telegraph and Herald Sun.
Answer: PAROCHIAL or SUBURBAN for 8 letters.
Parochialism is the state of mind, whereby one focuses on small sections of an issue rather than considering its wider context. More generally, it consists of being narrow in scope. In that respect, it is a synonym of “provincialism”. It may, particularly when used pejoratively, be contrasted to universalism. The term insularity (related to an island) may be similarly used.
We don’t often think about how our use of the internet can affect the views that we hold. It may be the case that personalisation and social media are making us more narrow-minded.