Laodicean

[ ley-od-uh-see-uhn, ley-uh-duh- ]
/ leɪˌɒd əˈsi ən, ˌleɪ ə də- /

adjective

lukewarm or indifferent, especially in religion, as were the early Christians of Laodicea.

noun

a person who is lukewarm or indifferent, especially in religion.

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Origin of Laodicean

First recorded in 1605–15; Laodice(a) + -an

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British Dictionary definitions for Laodicean

laodicean
/ (ˌleɪəʊdɪˈsɪən) /

adjective

lukewarm and indifferent, esp in religious matters

noun

a person having a lukewarm attitude towards religious matters

Word Origin for laodicean

C17: referring to the early Christians of Laodicea (Revelation 3:14–16)
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