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COSMOPOLITAN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cosmopolitan mean? 

COSMOPOLITAN (noun)
  The noun COSMOPOLITAN has 1 sense:

1. a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries

  Familiarity information: COSMOPOLITAN used as a noun is very rare.


COSMOPOLITAN (adjective)
  The adjective COSMOPOLITAN has 3 senses:

1. growing or occurring in many parts of the world
2. composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests
3. of worldwide scope or applicability

  Familiarity information: COSMOPOLITAN used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COSMOPOLITAN (noun)


Sense 1cosmopolitan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

cosmopolitan; cosmopolite

Hypernyms ("cosmopolitan" is a kind of...):

man of the world; sophisticate (a worldly-wise person)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cosmopolitan"):

globetrotter; world traveler (someone who travels widely and often)


COSMOPOLITAN (adjective)


Sense 1cosmopolitan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Growing or occurring in many parts of the world

Synonyms:

cosmopolitan; widely distributed

Context examples:

a cosmopolitan herb / cosmopolitan in distribution

Domain category:

bionomics; ecology; environmental science (the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment)

Antonym:

endemic (native to or confined to a certain region)


Sense 2cosmopolitan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests

Context examples:

his cosmopolitan benevolence impartially extended to all races and to all creeds / the ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt / that queer, cosmopolitan, rather sinister crowd found around the Marseilles docks

Similar:

traveled; travelled (familiar with many parts of the world)

Antonym:

provincial (characteristic of the provinces or their people)


Sense 3cosmopolitan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of worldwide scope or applicability

Synonyms:

universal; ecumenical; oecumenical; cosmopolitan; world-wide; worldwide; general

Context examples:

an issue of cosmopolitan import / the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time / universal experience

Similar:

comprehensive (including all or everything)


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