eschatological

adjective

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

Examples of eschatological in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Has this sort of eschatological hectoring ever changed a single mind? Noah Rothman, National Review, 22 Jan. 2024 At a moment when nihilism might be tempting, an eschatological view imbued each loss with a sense of meaning. Anand Gopal, The New Yorker, 10 Dec. 2023 Gance’s eschatological perspective is apparent from the opening scene, depicting theater audiences soon to face their doom. Armond White, National Review, 25 Aug. 2023 The fight—not against tangible demons such as school segregation or stop-and-frisk or employment discrimination but for an ever more ineffable kind of social justice—acquires the eschatological complexity of the climate-change crisis in its most philosophical and even theological dimensions. Thomas Chatterton Williams, Harper's Magazine, 20 July 2021 Arroyo’s eschatological rhetoric was echoed by the down-ballot Republican candidates who spoke to the group. Robert Draper, New York Times, 15 Aug. 2022 Whoriskey and her designers have played up these eschatological hints with bold surrealistic touches. Margaret Gray, Los Angeles Times, 23 Nov. 2022 Frozen out, Kahane developed an eschatological politics in which the fate of the world depended urgently on exacting revenge on God’s enemies and purifying Israel of all non-Jewish influences. Elliot Kaufman, WSJ, 11 May 2022 The work’s eschatological tone finds an echo in Alfredo Jaar’s taut video account, replete with special effects, of the 2020 police attack on demonstrators in Washington D.C. New York Times, 31 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of eschatological was in 1854

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Cite this Entry

“Eschatological.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eschatological. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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