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cosmopolitan cosmopolite
cosmopolitan cosmopolitain
English - Wordnet 3.0    pronunciation

NOUN (1)

1. a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries;
[syn: cosmopolitan, cosmopolite]


1. growing or occurring in many parts of the world;
- Example: "a cosmopolitan herb"
- Example: "cosmopolitan in distribution"
[syn: cosmopolitan, widely distributed]

2. composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests;
- Example: "his cosmopolitan benevolence impartially extended to all races and to all creeds"- T.B. Macaulay
- Example: "the ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt"
- Example: "that queer, cosmopolitan, rather sinister crowd found around the Marseilles docks"

3. of worldwide scope or applicability;
- Example: "an issue of cosmopolitan import"
- Example: "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley
- Example: "universal experience"
[syn: cosmopolitan, ecumenical, oecumenical, general, universal, worldwide, world-wide]