[ sin-kret-ik ]
/ sɪnˈkrɛt ɪk /
Save This Word!

combining or bringing together different philosophical, religious, or cultural principles and practices:The Afro-Brazilian religion is syncretic, mingling the pantheon, practices, and beliefs brought to South America by enslaved Yorubans with the Catholicism of colonial European culture.Exceptional syncretic murals can be found at the site, the work of Indigenous artists who struggled with and adapted unfamiliar European subject matter after the Spanish Conquest.
Grammar. relating to or describing the merging of two or more inflectional categories into one: When word forms in a paradigm are syncretic, they can result in grammatical ambiguity because one form can have multiple functions.
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Also syn·cre·tis·tic [sing-kri-tis-tik, sin-] /ˌsɪŋ krɪˈtɪs tɪk, ˌsɪn-/ . Rarely syn·cret·ic·al [sin-kret-ik-uhl] /sɪnˈkrɛt ɪk əl/ .

Origin of syncretic

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use syncretic in a sentence