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- adj. Combining disparate elements in one system, especially as in forms of religious observance, philosophical systems, or artistic creations.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Uniting and blending together different systems, as of philosophy, morals, or religion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to syncretism; characterized by syncretism; uniting, or attempting to unite, different systems, as of philosophy or religion. See syncretism.
- n. A syncretist.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to a historical tendency for a language to reduce its use of inflections
- adj. of or characterized by syncretism
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And while the system of grace known as syncretic has endeavoured to harmonize the principles of Thomism and Molinism, it has served but to double the difficulties instead of eliminating them.
Comte may be described as a syncretic, who, like the Gnostics of early Church history, attempted to combine the substance of imperfectly comprehended contemporary science with the form of Roman Christianity.
Her work might also be described as "syncretic," although its spiritualism is somewhat submerged, since religion was not a hot topic in postmodernism.
Custer has written what might be called a syncretic pop-culture myth, with a knowing eye for the different Biblical Nativity accounts read Matthew and Luke sometime.
The score is also unified by using a minimalist technique, resulting in what Martynov calls syncretic minimalism.
SANNEH: Yes and there was something kind of syncretic about the way he worked, about the way he pulled bits and pieces of threads from different things and it sometimes -- sometimes made him seem like someone who was still in the process of creating himself.
True, that Christianity is “bastardized”; the term of art is syncretic, that is, it has accreted, accumulated bits and pieces of other religions as it has spread through different cultures and around the world; it’s also changed as its practioners have introduced new, and not necessarily improved, ideas.
Rigorous believers may have a tendency to find "syncretic" what is inculturated from their own traditions.
Mexico, like the U.S. and Canada, have always been syncretic cultures ...
Old oppositions like "Chinese classical art" and "Chinese modern and contemporary art" make less and less sense as the boundaries between the two become more and more porous, more and more fused and syncretic.