/ (ˌmɛsɪˈænɪk) /
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- of or relating to the Messiah, his awaited deliverance of the Jews, or the new age of peace expected to follow this
- of or relating to Jesus Christ or the salvation believed to have been brought by him
- of or relating to any popular leader promising deliverance or an ideal era of peace and prosperity
- of or relating to promises of this kind or to an ideal era of this kind
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Derived forms of messianicmessianically, adverbmessianism (mɛˈsaɪənɪzəm), noun
Words nearby messianic
Messerschmitt, mess gear, mess hall, Messiaen, Messiah, messianic, messianism, Messidor, Messier, Messier catalog, Messier catalogue
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How to use messianic in a sentence
The city has unleashed messianic passions since biblical times.Inside Hebron, Israel’s Heart of Darkness|Michael Tomasky|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He pops from the screen as a charismatic, occasionally messianic “human prism,” as Moss calls him.The Pastor Who Scandalized His Town|Lloyd Grove|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hunter and prey also share an almost messianic sense of purpose.Leading the Anti-Bachmann Army|David A. Graham|July 19, 2011|DAILY BEAST
But 44 is nothing like the incompetently messianic Carter—and has more in common with Tricky Dick.Obama: More Nixon Than Carter|Melik Kaylan|September 25, 2010|DAILY BEAST
First is the absurdly messianic belief in the man, at home and abroad.Why the World Will Be Disappointed by President Obama|William Shawcross|November 1, 2008|DAILY BEAST
It was simply a competition or rivalry between the New Messianic prophet and the old prophets.The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors|Kersey Graves
To the latter class belongs the famous messianic oracle, ix.The Literature of the Old Testament|George Foot Moore
His early consciousness of wonderful power had not the effect of disposing his mind favorably toward such Jewish Messianic ideas.Christianity and Modern Thought|Various
If it is the Jewish Messianic idea, the answer must be, "Yes."Expositions of Holy Scripture|Alexander Maclaren