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evangelistic

[ih-van-juh-lis-tik] /ɪˌvæn dʒəˈlɪs tɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to evangelists or to preachers of the gospel.
3.
seeking to evangelize; striving to convert sinners.
4.
designed or fitted to evangelize.
5.
(often initial capital letter) of or pertaining to the four Evangelists.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; evangelist + -ic
Related forms
evangelistically, adverb
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Examples for evangelistic
  • Chisholm's unstable health caused his work to vary from journalism to insurance to evangelistic pursuits.
  • Unfortunately, the evangelistic voice is not conducive to disinterested questioning.
  • Other evangelistic groups visited the country but are not established.
  • evangelistic type appeals, for example, would not be appropriate.
  • Not to be unkind here, but evangelistic types are nothing but harmful.
  • Their work was pastoral, evangelistic, literary and educational.
British Dictionary definitions for evangelistic

evangelistic

/ɪˌvændʒɪˈlɪstɪk/
adjective
1.
denoting, resembling, or relating to evangelists or their methods and attitudes evangelistic zeal
2.
zealously advocating a cause
3.
(often capital) of or relating to all or any of the four Evangelists
Derived Forms
evangelistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for evangelistic
adj.

1845, from evangelist + -ic.

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