pastorale, pastoral, idyll, idyl(noun)
a musical composition that evokes rural life
a letter from a pastor to the congregation
a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds)
of or relating to a pastor
"pastoral work"; "a pastoral letter"
relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle
"pastoral seminomadic people"; "pastoral land"; "a pastoral economy"
arcadian, bucolic, pastoral(adj)
(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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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
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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.
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.
The long term targets for nitrogen reduction, are effectively unachievable in some parts of the country, and will end pastoral farming in these areas.
It is a pastoral concern.
I think the question should be open in places where there is a pastoral problem because of the lack of priests. I'm not saying that we have to do it, because I have not reflected and prayed about this sufficiently but theologians have to study this.
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