evangelical


1evan·gel·i·cal

adjective \ˌē-ˌvan-ˈje-li-kəl, ˌe-vən-\

: of or relating to a Christian sect or group that stresses the authority of the Bible, the importance of believing that Jesus Christ saved you personally from sin or hell, and the preaching of these beliefs to other people

: having or showing very strong and enthusiastic feelings

Full Definition of EVANGELICAL

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:  of, relating to, or being in agreement with the Christian gospel especially as it is presented in the four Gospels
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:  emphasizing salvation by faith in the atoning death of Jesus Christ through personal conversion, the authority of Scripture, and the importance of preaching as contrasted with ritual
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a capitalized :  of or relating to the Evangelical Church in Germany
b often capitalized :  of, adhering to, or marked by fundamentalism :  fundamentalist
c often capitalized :  low church
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:  marked by militant or crusading zeal :  evangelistic <the evangelical ardor of the movement's leaders — Amos Vogel>
Evan·gel·i·cal·ism \-li-kə-ˌli-zəm\ noun
evan·gel·i·cal·ly \-li-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of EVANGELICAL

evan·gel·i·cal also evan·gel·ic \-ik\

Examples of EVANGELICAL

  1. She is an evangelical Christian.
  2. He spoke about the project with evangelical zeal.

First Known Use of EVANGELICAL

1531

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

Rhymes with EVANGELICAL

2evangelical

noun, often capitalized

Definition of EVANGELICAL

:  one holding evangelical principles or belonging to an evangelical party or church

First Known Use of EVANGELICAL

1532

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

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