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Definition of 'cosmopolitan'


  1. a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries
       Synonyms: cosmopolite


  1. growing or occurring in many parts of the world; "a cosmopolitan herb"; "cosmopolitan in distribution"
       Synonyms: widely distributed
       Antonyms: endemic
  2. 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"
       Antonyms: provincial
  3. of worldwide scope or applicability; "an issue of cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience"
       Synonyms: ecumenical oecumenical general universal worldwide world-wide

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