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adjective mes·si·an·ic \ˌme-sē-ˈa-nik\

Definition of messianic

  1. 1 :  of or relating to a messiah this messianic kingdom

  2. 2 :  marked by idealism and an aggressive crusading spirit messianic zeal on a messianic mission

Origin and Etymology of messianic

probably from French messianique, from messianisme


First Known Use: circa 1794

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MESSIANIC Defined for English Language Learners

messianic

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adjective mes·si·an·ic \ˌme-sē-ˈa-nik\

Definition of messianic for English Language Learners

  • : relating to or having the qualities of a messiah

  • : supporting a social, political, or religious cause or set of beliefs with great enthusiasm and energy


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