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EVANGELICAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does evangelical mean? 

EVANGELICAL (adjective)
  The adjective EVANGELICAL has 3 senses:

1. relating to or being a Christian church believing in personal conversion and the inerrancy of the Bible especially the 4 Gospels
2. of or pertaining to or in keeping with the Christian gospel especially as in the first 4 books of the New Testament
3. marked by ardent or zealous enthusiasm for a cause

  Familiarity information: EVANGELICAL used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EVANGELICAL (adjective)


Sense 1evangelical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or being a Christian church believing in personal conversion and the inerrancy of the Bible especially the 4 Gospels

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context examples:

evangelical Christianity / an ultraconservative evangelical message

Pertainym:

evangelicalism (stresses the importance of personal conversion and faith as the means of salvation)


Sense 2evangelical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or pertaining to or in keeping with the Christian gospel especially as in the first 4 books of the New Testament

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

Gospel (the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings)


Sense 3evangelical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by ardent or zealous enthusiasm for a cause

Synonyms:

evangelistic; evangelical

Similar:

enthusiastic (having or showing great excitement and interest)


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