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evangelistic

[ih-van-juh-lis-tik]
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adjective
  1. pertaining to evangelists or to preachers of the gospel.
  2. evangelical.
  3. seeking to evangelize; striving to convert sinners.
  4. designed or fitted to evangelize.
  5. (often initial capital letter) of or relating to the four Evangelists.
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Origin of evangelistic

First recorded in 1835–45; evangelist + -ic
Related formse·van·ge·lis·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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zealousreligiousferventevangelistic

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British Dictionary definitions for evangelistic

evangelistic

adjective
  1. denoting, resembling, or relating to evangelists or their methods and attitudesevangelistic zeal
  2. zealously advocating a cause
  3. (often capital) of or relating to all or any of the four Evangelists
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Derived Formsevangelistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for evangelistic

adj.

1845, from evangelist + -ic.

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