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Meaning of COSMOPOLITAN

Pronunciation:  `kâzmu'pâlitn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries
  2. [adj]  of worldwide scope or applicability; "an issue of cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience"
  3. [adj]  composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests; "his cosmopolitan benevolence impartially extended to all races and to all creeds"- T.B. Macaulay; "the ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt"; "that queer, cosmopolitan, rather sinister crowd found around the Marseilles docks"
  4. [adj]  (ecology) growing or occurring in many parts of the world; "a cosmopolitan herb"; "cosmopolitan in distribution"
 

COSMOPOLITAN is a 12 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: comprehensive, cosmopolite, ecumenical, general, oecumenical, sophisticated, traveled, travelled, universal, urbane, widely distributed, worldwide
 
 Antonyms: endemic, provincial
 
 See Also: globetrotter, man of the world, sophisticate, world traveler

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Cos`mo*pol"i*tan\ (-p?l"?-tan), Cosmopolite
    
  2. \Cos`mo*pol"i*tan\, Cosmopolite \Cos*mop"o*lite\,
    a.
    1. Having no fixed residence; at home in any place; free from
       local attachments or prejudices; not provincial; liberal.
    
             In other countries taste is perphaps too exclusively
             national, in Germany it is certainly too
             cosmopolite.                          --Sir W.
                                                   Hamilton.
    
    2. Common everywhere; widely spread; found in all parts of
       the world.
    
             The Cheiroptera are cosmopolitan.     --R. Owen.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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