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 eschatologically (audio) , ˌe-​skə-​ \ adverb

Examples of eschatological in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pandemic feels both futuristic and biblical, eschatological and utterly banal. Anastasia Edel, The New York Review of Books, "Pandemic Journal, March 17–22," 22 Mar. 2020 The pandemic feels both futuristic and biblical, eschatological and utterly banal. Anastasia Edel, The New York Review of Books, "Pandemic Journal, March 17–22," 22 Mar. 2020 Such profound eschatological horror can only be slain by action. Lauren Groff, Harper's magazine, "Waiting for the End of the World," 1 Mar. 2020 The pandemic feels both futuristic and biblical, eschatological and utterly banal. Anastasia Edel, The New York Review of Books, "Pandemic Journal," 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, "A.R. Moxon’s ‘The Revisionaries’ might be the weirdest novel of the year," 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, "Mormonism’s Crisis of Faith," 12 Jan. 2018 This season’s switch-up means a lot of complication to ask a sitcom audience to follow, which may be why surreal romantic-workplace-showbiz-eschatological comedies do not have a long track record on network TV. James Poniewozik, New York Times, "Review: In Season 2, ‘The Good Place’ Blows Itself Up, Hilariously," 19 Sep. 2017 Their eschatological aim is to topple the patriarchal system. Maggie Doherty, New Republic, "The Courageous Radicalism of Kate Millett," 8 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of eschatological

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Eschatological.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eschatological. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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