Synonyms for Pastoral:


agricultural (adjective)
agronomic, agrarian, agricultural, forest, farm, rustic, horticultural, rural, cultivated.
calm (adjective)
reposeful, pacific.
ecclesiastic (adjective)
clerical, ecclesiastic, papal, reverend, evangelical, ministerial.
peaceful (adjective)
pacific, quiet, non-aggressive, serene, Resting, neutral, peaceful, calm, halcyon, idyllic, untroubled, reposeful, orderly, tranquil, placid, friendly, quiescent.
peaceful, especially referring to the countryside (adjective)
idyllic, bucolic, simple, provincial, arcadian, agrarian, rural, rustic.
poetic (adjective)
lyric, heroic, poetic, epic, idyllic.
priestly (adjective)


canon, abbot, archdeacon, bishopric, cardinal, abbess, archbishop, archbishopric, the Archbishop of Canterbury, bishop. the (great) outdoors, the land, simple, down-home. communication (noun)
pastoral (noun)
pastorale, rural, rustic, pleasant, arcadian, bucolic, idyllic.
rural (noun)
study at rural, simple.

Other synonyms:

campestral, down-home, hick. provincial.

Usage examples for pastoral

  1. And then if among all these different sorts of music that of the albogues is heard, almost all the pastoral instruments will be there." – The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  2. The fair, rolling pastures were green and promising, and altogether the whole scene should have been one of pastoral peace. – Harley Greenoak's Charge by Bertram Mitford
  3. Observing this pastoral life in its tropical setting of palms and jungle, the opinion grew into a strong conviction. – The Mystery of The Barranca by Herman Whitaker