Definition of Parsonish

1. a. Appropriate to, or like, a parson; -- used in disparagement.



Definition of Parsonish

1. Adjective. (colloquial derogatory) Like, or befitting, a parson. ¹

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Definition of Parsonish

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parsonish

parsneps
parsnip
parsniplike
parsnippy
parsnips
parsnipy
parson
parson's nose
parson bird
parsonage
parsonages
parsondom
parsoned
parsonic
parsonical
parsonish (current term)
parsonsite
part
part-of-speech
part-owner
part-singing
part-song
part-time
part-time bowler
part-time bowlers
part-timer
part-timers
part and parcel
part company
part music

Literary usage of Parsonish

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1. The Letters of Charles Lamb by Charles Lamb, Alfred Ainger (1904)
"His book I like; it is only too stuffed with Scripture, too parsonish. The best thing in it is the boy's own story. When I say it is too full of Scripture, ..."

2. The Best Short Stories of ... and the Yearbook of the American Short Story edited by Edward Joseph Harrington O'Brien (1919)
"... and him drawn, atom-like, with his little round beard and swallow-tail coat and parsonish white cravat, to wherever she ensconced herself. ..."

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