cosmopolitan


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cos·mo·pol·i·tan

 (kŏz′mə-pŏl′ĭ-tn)
adj.
1. Pertinent or common to the whole world: an issue of cosmopolitan import.
2. Having constituent elements from all over the world or from many different parts of the world: the ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt.
3. So sophisticated as to be at home in all parts of the world or conversant with many spheres of interest: a cosmopolitan traveler.
4. Ecology Growing or occurring in many parts of the world; widely distributed.
n.
1. A cosmopolitan person or organism; a cosmopolite.
2. A cocktail made of vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and lime juice.

cos′mo·pol′i·tan·ism n.

cosmopolitan

(ˌkɒzməˈpɒlɪtən)
n
a person who has lived and travelled in many countries, esp one who is free of national prejudices
adj
1. having interest in or familiar with many parts of the world
2. sophisticated or urbane
3. composed of people or elements from all parts of the world or from many different spheres
4. (Biology) (of plants or animals) widely distributed
[C17: from French, ultimately from Greek kosmopolitēs, from kosmo- cosmo- + politēs citizen]
ˌcosmoˈpolitanism n

cos•mo•pol•i•tan

(ˌkɒz məˈpɒl ɪ tn)

adj.
1. belonging to all the world; not limited to the politics, interests, or prejudices of one part of the world.
2. of or characteristic of a cosmopolite; worldly; sophisticated.
3. (of an animal, plant, etc.) widely distributed over the globe.
n.
4. a person who is free from local, provincial, or national bias or attachment; citizen of the world; cosmopolite.
[1835–45; cosmopolite + -an1]
cos`mo•pol′i•tan•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cosmopolitan - a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countriescosmopolitan - a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries
globetrotter, world traveler - someone who travels widely and often
man of the world, sophisticate - a worldly-wise person
Adj.1.cosmopolitan - growing or occurring in many parts of the world; "a cosmopolitan herb"; "cosmopolitan in distribution"
bionomics, environmental science, ecology - the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
endemic - native to or confined to a certain region; "the islands have a number of interesting endemic species"
2.cosmopolitan - 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"
provincial - characteristic of the provinces or their people; "deeply provincial and conformist"; "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial"; "narrow provincial attitudes"
3.cosmopolitan - of worldwide scope or applicabilitycosmopolitan - of worldwide scope or applicability; "an issue of cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience"
comprehensive - including all or everything; "comprehensive coverage"; "a comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education"

cosmopolitan

adjective
1. international, global, worldwide, universal London has always had a cosmopolitan character.
2. sophisticated, worldly, cultured, refined, cultivated, urbane, well-travelled, worldly-wise The family are rich, and extremely sophisticated and cosmopolitan.
sophisticated limited, restricted, provincial, rustic, parochial, insular, narrow-minded, unsophisticated, hidebound, illiberal

cosmopolitan

adjective
1. So pervasive and all-inclusive as to exist in or affect the whole world:
2. Experienced in the ways of the world; lacking natural simplicity:
Translations
عالَمي،مُكَوَّن مِن أجناس مُخْتَلِفَـه
kosmopolitní
kosmopolitisk
kozmopolita
alòjóîlegur
įvairiatautiskosmopolitinis
kosmopolītisks
kosmopolita
kozmopolitný
birçok kültürü içinde barındırankozmopolit

cosmopolitan

[ˌkɒzməˈpɒlɪtən]
A. ADJcosmopolita
B. Ncosmopolita mf

cosmopolitan

[ˌkɒzməˈpɒlɪtən] adj [place, society] → cosmopolite

cosmopolitan

n
Kosmopolit m, → Weltbürger m
(= drink)Cosmopolitan m

cosmopolitan

[ˌkɒzməˈpɒlɪtn] adj & ncosmopolita (m/f)

cosmopolitan

(kozməˈpolitən) adjective
belonging to all parts of the world. The population of London is very cosmopolitan.
References in classic literature ?
The bourgeoisie has through its exploitation of the world-market given a cosmopolitan character to production and consumption in every country.
The gentleman, after looking towards me once or twice, politely accosted me in very good English; I remember I wished to God that I could speak French as well; his fluency and correct pronunciation impressed me for the first time with a due notion of the cosmopolitan character of the capital I was in; it was my first experience of that skill in living languages I afterwards found to be so general in Brussels.
Indeed, to tell the truth, it is not local at all; but, on the other hand, it is cosmopolitan, and there is a great advantage in that.
It was lost, if I remember aright, at the Hotel Cosmopolitan," I remarked.
This is a dexterous little cosmopolitan guttersnipe who can do scores of things, not only shoot, but draw and paint, and probably play the fiddle.
But Cecil, since his engagement, had taken to affect a cosmopolitan naughtiness which he was far from possessing.
The stranger had sojourned in many more lands and among many more peoples than Angel; to his cosmopolitan mind such deviations from the social norm, so immense to domesticity, were no more than are the irregularities of vale and mountain-chain to the whole terrestrial curve.
And, in spite of the cosmopolitan views on which he prided himself, he thanked heaven that he was a New Yorker, and about to ally himself with one of his own kind.
Skimpole and the children, and in what point of view they presented themselves to his cosmopolitan mind.
Their central idea, their grand aim, is to subjugate you, keep you down, make you feel insignificant and humble in the blaze of their cosmopolitan glory
Certainly a man can only be cosmopolitan up to a certain point.
He had mingled with the cosmopolitan hordes of the greatest city in the world; he had visited museums and inspected shop windows; and, besides, he was a shrewd and intelligent man.