eschatological

adjective
es·​cha·​to·​log·​i·​cal | \ (ˌ)e-ˌska-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce eschatological (audio) , ˌe-skə- \

Definition of eschatological

1 : of or relating to eschatology or an eschatology
2 : of or relating to the end of the world or the events associated with it in eschatology

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Other Words from eschatological

eschatologically \ (ˌ)e-​ˌska-​tə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce eschatological (audio) , ˌe-​skə-​ \ adverb

Examples of eschatological in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fensterstock borrows from theology, taking a deep dive into eschatological Buddhism, and human history, to build a timely rendering of earthly struggle and the Earth’s struggle. Natasha Gural, Forbes, 11 June 2021 There’s also an adjective for writings on the end of the world in medieval literature—eschatological. Jo Livingstone, The New Republic, 6 Apr. 2021 The pandemic feels both futuristic and biblical, eschatological and utterly banal. Anastasia Edel, The New York Review of Books, 22 Mar. 2020 The pandemic feels both futuristic and biblical, eschatological and utterly banal. Anastasia Edel, The New York Review of Books, 22 Mar. 2020 Such profound eschatological horror can only be slain by action. Lauren Groff, Harper's magazine, 1 Mar. 2020 The pandemic feels both futuristic and biblical, eschatological and utterly banal. Anastasia Edel, The New York Review of Books, 21 Mar. 2020 In his own strange way, Moxon has translated his eschatological revelations into the lurid colors of a comic book universe. Ron Charles, Washington Post, 3 Dec. 2019 Most mainstream Christians understand this story in eschatological terms, the Kingdom of God referring to the new world order that will be instituted and presided over by Jesus Christ following his Second Coming. Eric Armstrong, New Republic, 12 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of eschatological

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Jun 2021

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“Eschatological.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eschatological. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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