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cosmopolitan

[koz-muh-pol-i-tn] /ˌkɒz məˈpɒl ɪ tn/
adjective
1.
free from local, provincial, or national ideas, prejudices, or attachments; at home all over the world.
2.
of or characteristic of a cosmopolite.
3.
belonging to all the world; not limited to just one part of the world.
4.
Botany, Zoology. widely distributed over the globe.
noun
5.
a person who is free from local, provincial, or national bias or attachment; citizen of the world; cosmopolite.
6.
a cocktail made with vodka, cranberry juice, an orange-flavored liqueur, and lime juice.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; cosmopolite + -an
Related forms
cosmopolitanism, noun
cosmopolitanly, adverb
noncosmopolitan, adjective, noun
noncosmopolitanism, noun
uncosmopolitan, adjective
Synonyms
1. sophisticated, urbane, worldly.
Antonyms
1. provincial, parochial.
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British Dictionary definitions for un cosmopolitan

cosmopolitan

/ˌkɒzməˈpɒlɪtən/
noun
1.
a person who has lived and travelled in many countries, esp one who is free of national prejudices
adjective
2.
having interest in or familiar with many parts of the world
3.
sophisticated or urbane
4.
composed of people or elements from all parts of the world or from many different spheres
5.
(of plants or animals) widely distributed
Derived Forms
cosmopolitanism, noun
Word Origin
C17: from French, ultimately from Greek kosmopolitēs, from kosmo-cosmo- + politēs citizen
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Word Origin and History for un cosmopolitan

cosmopolitan

adj.

1844, from cosmopolite "citizen of the world" (q.v.) on model of metropolitan. The U.S. women's magazine of the same name was first published in 1886. Cosmopolitanism first recorded 1828.

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un cosmopolitan in Medicine

cosmopolitan cos·mo·pol·i·tan (kŏz'mə-pŏl'ĭ-tn)
adj.
Growing or occurring in many parts of the world; widely distributed. n.
A cosmopolitan organism.

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