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1. pastoral

adjective. ['ˈpæstɝəl'] (used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic.

Synonyms

  • rural
  • arcadian

Antonyms

  • disassemble
  • disjoin
  • black

Etymology

  • pastoralis (Latin)
  • pastor (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Pastoral

  • admiral
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  • behavioral
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  • bilateral
  • canaveral
  • corporal
  • countercultural
  • countercultural
  • cultural
  • directoral
  • doctoral
  • electoral
  • ephemeral
  • federal
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  • funeral
  • general

Example sentences of the word pastoral


1. Adjective
Put these on the church calendar upon receiving pastoral approval.

2. pastoral

adjective. ['ˈpæstɝəl'] relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle.

Antonyms

  • break

Etymology

  • pastoralis (Latin)
  • pastor (Latin)

3. pastoral

noun. ['ˈpæstɝəl'] a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds).

Synonyms

  • eclogue
  • idyll
  • literary composition
  • bucolic
  • idyl

Antonyms

  • cityfied
  • citified
  • urbanised
  • city-like

Etymology

  • pastoralis (Latin)
  • pastor (Latin)

4. pastoral

noun. ['ˈpæstɝəl'] a letter from a pastor to the congregation.

Synonyms

  • letter

Antonyms

  • city-born

Etymology

  • pastoralis (Latin)
  • pastor (Latin)

5. pastoral

noun. ['ˈpæstɝəl'] a musical composition that evokes rural life.

Synonyms

  • piece of music
  • piece
  • opus
  • idyll
  • pastorale
  • idyl
  • composition

Etymology

  • pastoralis (Latin)
  • pastor (Latin)
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