Part of Speech: Adjective


  1. Pertaining to a Christian minister or the duties accompanying the office
  2. Referring to life in open country or to fields for farming or grazing
  3. Pertaining to an idealized rural life

Synonyms (definitions 2 and 3)

  • idyllic
  • rural
  • bucolic

Antonyms (definitions 2 and 3)

  • city
  • metropolitan
  • urban


  1. He seemed content in his pastoral setting and enjoyed going outside.
  2. They admired her pastoral painting and complimented her job on the trees.
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