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English adjective: cosmopolitan

1. cosmopolitan growing or occurring in many parts of the world

SamplesA cosmopolitan herb.
Cosmopolitan in distribution.

Synonymswidely distributed

Domain categorybionomics, ecology, environmental science


2. cosmopolitan composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests

SamplesHis cosmopolitan benevolence impartially extended to all races and to all creeds.
The ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt.
That queer, cosmopolitan, rather sinister crowd found around the Marseilles docks.

Similartraveled, travelled


3. cosmopolitan of worldwide scope or applicability

SamplesAn issue of cosmopolitan import.
The shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time.
Universal experience.

Synonymsecumenical, general, oecumenical, universal, world-wide, worldwide


Antonymsincomprehensive, noncomprehensive

English noun: cosmopolitan

1. cosmopolitan (person) a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries


Broader (hypernym)man of the world, sophisticate

Narrower (hyponym)globetrotter, world traveler

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