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1. Zealous preaching and dissemination of the gospel, as through missionary work.
2. Fervent advocacy of a cause.

e·van′gel·is′tic (-jə-lĭs′tĭk) adj.
e·van′gel·is′ti·cal·ly adv.
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1. (Protestantism) denoting, resembling, or relating to evangelists or their methods and attitudes: evangelistic zeal.
2. zealously advocating a cause
3. (Protestantism) (often capital) of or relating to all or any of the four Evangelists
eˌvangeˈlistically adv
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Adj.1.evangelistic - relating to or promoting the preaching and dissemination of the Christian gospel; "evangelistic fervor"; "the evangelistic concerns of the early church"
2.evangelistic - marked by ardent or zealous enthusiasm for a causeevangelistic - marked by ardent or zealous enthusiasm for a cause
enthusiastic - having or showing great excitement and interest; "enthusiastic crowds filled the streets"; "an enthusiastic response"; "was enthusiastic about taking ballet lessons"
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A few days ago, on June 2, the group issued a statement accusing the ICRC of Christian evangelistic activities in Libya, ordered the aid group to remove all "Christian" signs from its material and cease any evangelistic activity.
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