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cosmopolitan

cos·mo·pol·i·tan

cosmopolitan

 
 
pronunciation:
kaz m pa lih tn
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, drawn from, or common to all the world or all the peoples of the world.
Our university is a cosmopolitan institution.This cosmopolitan plant species grows in wetlands.
antonyms:
local
similar words:
metropolitan
definition 2: not encumbered by local prejudices or customs; at ease in most areas and countries.
a cosmopolitan traveler
antonyms:
provincial
similar words:
sophisticated
 
part of speech: noun
definition: one who is not bound by local prejudices and customs and is at ease in most areas and countries; cosmopolite.
derivation: cosmopolitanism (n.)
Word Parts
The word cosmopolitan contains the following parts:
cosm, cosmo Greek root that means universe, world, order
pol, polit, polis Greek root that means city, citizen