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ECUMENICAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ecumenical mean? 

ECUMENICAL (adjective)
  The adjective ECUMENICAL has 2 senses:

1. concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions
2. of worldwide scope or applicability

  Familiarity information: ECUMENICAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ECUMENICAL (adjective)


Sense 1ecumenical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions

Synonyms:

ecumenic; ecumenical; oecumenic; oecumenical

Context examples:

ecumenical thinking / ecumenical activities / the ecumenical movement

Similar:

nonsectarian; unsectarian (not restricted to one sect or school or party)


Sense 2ecumenical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of worldwide scope or applicability

Synonyms:

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