from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to a historical tendency for a language (such as English) to reduce its use of inflection.
  • adj. Relating to the merging of two ideals, organizations or languages into one.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or characterized by, syncretism.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to Syncretists.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or characterized by syncretism.
  • Pertaining to the syncretists: as, the syncretistic controversy (a bitter controversy in the Lutheran Church, in the seventeenth century, regarding the tenets of the syncretists).

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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  • Taking yoga's popularity as exhibit A, the prominent Southern Baptist pundit Albert Mohler recently suggested that the United States was becoming crazily syncretistic.

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  • This is unnerving stuff, and predictably, we have some religious communities becoming more conformist, exclusive, and intolerant while others are becoming more diverse, inclusive, and syncretistic -- all this as mainstream religious institutions in America have dramatically weakened over the past two decades, according to all measures (affiliation, membership, and attendance).

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  • Racahel de Vienne 6:18 pm: religions are all syncretistic dang I hope I spelled that somewhere near correctly they all borrow from the same traditions, without exception.

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  • His acceptance of Judaism seemed to have been syncretistic and cosmopolitan.

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  • It could well reflect a certain syncretistic tendency that was inherent in the Sabbatean movement from the start, which may explain its extraordinary readiness to acknowledge the spiritual powers and prophetic inclinations of women.


  • On to this syncretistic notion of the holy messianic “Maiden” Frank grafted the kabbalistic conception of the female emanation of the godhead, the sefira Malkhut (Kingdom), which was traditionally associated with the messianic soul and was envisaged by the kabbalists as rising, at the time of the Redemption, from her lowest position in the hierarchy of the sefirot to its highest and most sublime point.


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  • The idea is dangerously syncretistic and comes from a new religion called Hollywoodism.

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  • II statements to create a new syncretistic religion in which we all worship the same Guy.

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