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Daemon
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cosmopolitan

(adjective) Pertinent or common to the whole world.

Synonyms: ecumenical, general, universal, worldwide

Usage: World peace is an issue of cosmopolitan import.
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cosmopolitan (adj.)
1844, from cosmopolite "citizen of the world" (q.v.) on model of metropolitan. The U.S. women's magazine of the same name was first published in 1886. Cosmopolitanism first recorded 1828.
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Your Aunt Eleanor, who's lived in six different countries and speaks four languages fluently, might be described as cosmopolitan, or comfortable and familiar with different cultures and people.
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People who are cosmopolitan have an air of glamour surrounding them, a sense that they've seen a lot of the world and are sophisticated and at ease with all different kinds of people. Places can also be described as cosmopolitan, meaning "diverse," or bustling with lots of people of varying nationalities. Any way you use it, cosmopolitan implies a sophistication, which might explain why both a well-known alcoholic cocktail and a famous women's magazine are both named after the word cosmopolitan.
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Dancing I live in a cosmopolitan area. It is visited by many different people from around the world.
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The city of Shanghai has long been considered the most cosmopolitan city in China.

In the 1920s and 1930s, many young Chinese flocked to Shanghai because it contained areas ("concessions") that were ruled by foreign countries.

In those foreign concessions, young Chinese were free to learn about and enjoy the latest trends from Europe and the United States.

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cos·mo·pol·i·tan (kŏz′mə-pŏl′ĭ-tn)
adj.
1. Pertinent or common to the whole world: an issue of cosmopolitan import.
2. Having constituent elements from all over the world or from many different parts of the world: the ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt.
3. So sophisticated as to be at home in all parts of the world or conversant with many spheres of interest: a cosmopolitan traveler.
4. Ecology Growing or occurring in many parts of the world; widely distributed.
n.
1. A cosmopolitan person or organism; a cosmopolite.
2. A cocktail made of vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and lime juice. Also called cosmo.
cos′mo·pol′i·tan·ism n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
cosmopolitan (ˌkɒzməˈpɒlɪtən)
n
a person who has lived and travelled in many countries, esp one who is free of national prejudices
adj
1. having interest in or familiar with many parts of the world
2. sophisticated or urbane
3. composed of people or elements from all parts of the world or from many different spheres
4. (Biology) (of plants or animals) widely distributed
[C17: from French, ultimately from Greek kosmopolitēs, from kosmo- cosmo- + politēs citizen]
ˌcosmoˈpolitanism n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperC

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Boo hoo! It feels like music.


Cosmopolitan is a nice word.

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cosmopolitan

Definition: (adjective) Pertinent or common to the whole world.
Synonyms: ecumenical, general, universal, worldwide
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