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Synonyms for pastoral
ˈpæs tər əl, ˈpɑ stər-pas·toral

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. pastoral

    Rural and rustic are alike derived from the Latin rus, country, and may be alike defined as pertaining to, characteristic of, or dwelling in the country; but in usage rural refers especially to scenes or objects in the country, considered as the work of nature; rustic refers to their effect upon man or to their condition as affected by human agency; as, a rural scene; a rustic party; a rustic lass. We speak, however, of the rural population, rural simplicity, etc. Rural has always a favorable sense; rustic frequently an unfavorable one, as denoting a lack of culture and refinement; thus, rustic politeness expresses that which is well-meant, but awkward; similar ideas are suggested by a rustic feast, rustic garb, etc. Rustic is, however, often used of a studied simplicity, an artistic rudeness, which is pleasing and perhaps beautiful; as, a rustic cottage; a rustic chair. Pastoral refers to the care of flocks, and to the shepherd's life with the pleasing associations suggested by the old poetic ideal of that life; as, pastoral poetry. Bucolic is kindred to pastoral, but is a less elevated term, and sometimes slightly contemptuous.

    agricultural, artless, awkward, boorish, bucolic, clownish, coarse, countrified, country, hoidenish, inelegant, outlandish, plain, rude, rural, rustic, sylvan, uncouth, unpolished, unsophisticated, untaught, verdant

    accomplished, city-like, cultured, elegant, polished, polite, refined, urban, urbane, well-bred

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. pastorale, pastoral, idyll, idylnoun

    a musical composition that evokes rural life

    bucolic, eclogue, idyll, idyl, pastorale


  2. pastoralnoun

    a letter from a pastor to the congregation

    idyll, idyl, pastorale


  3. pastoraladjective

    a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds)

    idyll, idyl, pastorale


  4. pastoraladjective

    of or relating to a pastor

    "pastoral work"; "a pastoral letter"

    arcadian, bucolic


  5. bucolic, pastoraladjective

    relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle

    "pastoral seminomadic people"; "pastoral land"; "a pastoral economy"

    arcadian, bucolic


  6. arcadian, bucolic, pastoraladjective

    (used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic

    "a country life of arcadian contentment"; "a pleasant bucolic scene"; "charming in its pastoral setting"; "rustic tranquility"

    arcadian, bucolic


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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. pastoraladjective

    rural, rustic, of shepherds

  2. pastoraladjective


  3. pastoraladjective

    ministerial, of a pastor

  4. pastoralnoun

    bucolic, idyl, eclogue, pastoral poem

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "pastoral":

    pastoralist, herdsmen, chapel

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  1. Kevin Appleby:

    The church has an institutional interest in immigration, and it's something the church wouldn't apologize for, if you have your flock, you have a pastoral care duty for your flock, and part of that duty is to advocate on their behalf and defend their rights.

  2. Luis Antonio Tagle:

    It is a pastoral concern.

  3. Paul Ryan:

    My original decision was made in what I believed to be the best interest of this institution, to be clear, that decision was based on my duty to ensure that the House has the kind of pastoral services that it deserves. It is my job as speaker to do what is best for this body, and I know that this body is not well served by a protracted fight over such an important post.

  4. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    Some resent being called sinners, but when pastoral oversight and charitable concern for others falters, lives are sooner or later, in this life or the next, brought to destruction.

  5. James Bretzke:

    What Pope Francis can do is solidify his base among the more centrist and center-left (bishops) and make it clear that he doesn't want to punish or exclude anyone, but also make it clear that he is going to continue with this basic approach, which is pastoral outreach.

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