[ ih-van-juh-lis-tik ]
/ ɪˌvæn dʒəˈlɪs tɪk /


pertaining to evangelists or to preachers of the gospel.
seeking to evangelize; striving to convert sinners.
designed or fitted to evangelize.
(often initial capital letter) of or relating to the four Evangelists.

Origin of evangelistic

First recorded in 1835–45; evangelist + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM evangelistic

e·van·ge·lis·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for evangelistic

/ (ɪˌvændʒɪˈlɪstɪk) /


denoting, resembling, or relating to evangelists or their methods and attitudesevangelistic zeal
zealously advocating a cause
(often capital) of or relating to all or any of the four Evangelists

Derived forms of evangelistic

evangelistically, adverb
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