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pastoral

pas·to·ral

pastoral

 
 
pronunciation:
pae st rl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to shepherds.
similar words:
bucolic
definition 2: of or relating to the country or country life; rural.
She liked to paint pastoral scenes with meadows, streams, and fields with cows grazing.
synonyms:
rural
antonyms:
urban
similar words:
agrarian, Arcadian, bucolic, countrified, idyllic, provincial, rustic
definition 3: designating an idealized vision of simple, pleasant country life.
similar words:
Arcadian, bucolic, idyllic, peaceful, quiet, restful, simple, tranquil
definition 4: of or relating to a pastor or the office of a pastor.
similar words:
clerical, ecclesiastical, hieratic, ministerial, priestly, religious, spiritual
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a poem, picture, or the like that portrays idyllic country life.
similar words:
bucolic, idyll
definition 2: pastorale.
synonyms:
idyll
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derivation: pastorally (adv.)
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