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.

Nearby words

  1. evangelicalism,
  2. evangeline,
  3. evangelism,
  4. evangelist,
  5. evangelistary,
  6. evangelize,
  7. evanish,
  8. evans,
  9. evans blue,
  10. evans, dame edith

Origin of evangelistic

First recorded in 1835–45; evangelist + -ic

Related formse·van·ge·lis·ti·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for evangelistic



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 Formsevangelistically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for evangelistic



1845, from evangelist + -ic.

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