evangelistic 1845, from EVANGELIST (Cf. evangelist) + -IC (Cf. -ic).

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  • Evangelistic — E*van gel*is tic, a. Pertaining to the four evangelists; designed or fitted to evangelize; evangelical; as, evangelistic efforts. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • evangelistic — adjective /ɪˌvænʤəˈlɪstɪk/ a) Pertaining to evangelism or evangelists; spreading the gospel. I was pretty evangelistic about the merits of working in a small team. b) Pertaining to the Evangelical school. See Also: evangelistically …   Wiktionary

  • evangelistic — evangelist ► NOUN 1) a person who seeks to convert others to the Christian faith. 2) the writer of one of the four Gospels. 3) a passionate advocate of something. DERIVATIVES evangelism noun evangelistic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • evangelistic — adjective see evangelism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • evangelistic — evangelistically, adv. /i van jeuh lis tik/, adj. 1. pertaining to evangelists or to preachers of the gospel. 2. evangelical. 3. seeking to evangelize; striving to convert sinners. 4. designed or fitted to evangelize. 5. (often cap.) of or… …   Universalium

  • evangelistic — Synonyms and related words: Biblical, Gospel, Mosaic, New Testament, Old Testament, abbatial, abbatical, apocalyptic, apostolic, archiepiscopal, canonical, capitular, capitulary, churchly, clerical, ecclesiastic, episcopal, episcopalian,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • evangelistic — adj. of or pertaining to preachers of the Christian gospel, of evangelists …   English contemporary dictionary

  • evangelistic — adjective See evangelical 2) …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • evangelistic — adj 1. proselytistic, propagandists, preaching, witnessing, testifying, missionary, hortatory, hortative. 2. zealous, ardent, devoted, impassioned, enthusiastic, fervid, fanatical, fiery, rabid …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • evangelistic — evan·ge·lis·tic …   English syllables

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