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Meaning & Definition of Cosmopolitan in English

English

Cosmopolitan

/kɑzməpɑlətən/

noun

1. A sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries

    synonym:
  • cosmopolitan
  • ,
  • cosmopolite

adjective

1. Growing or occurring in many parts of the world

  • "A cosmopolitan herb"
  • "Cosmopolitan in distribution"
    synonym:
  • cosmopolitan
  • ,
  • widely distributed

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"
    synonym:
  • cosmopolitan

3. Of worldwide scope or applicability

  • "An issue of cosmopolitan import"
  • "The shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- christopher morley
  • "Universal experience"
    synonym:
  • cosmopolitan
  • ,
  • ecumenical
  • ,
  • oecumenical
  • ,
  • general
  • ,
  • universal
  • ,
  • worldwide
  • ,
  • world-wide