cosmopolitan Definition

  • 1familiar with and at ease in many different countries and cultures
  • 2having an exciting and glamorous character associated with travel and a mixture of cultures

Using cosmopolitan: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "cosmopolitan" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She has a cosmopolitan outlook on life.

  • Example

    The city has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with people from all over the world.

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    The restaurant serves cosmopolitan cuisine with dishes from various countries.

cosmopolitan Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with cosmopolitan

  • a city that is diverse and has a mix of cultures and nationalities


    New York City is known for being a cosmopolitan city.

  • a cocktail made with vodka, cranberry juice, and lime juice


    The bartender recommended the cosmopolitan drink to the customer.

  • a women's magazine that covers fashion, beauty, and lifestyle topics


    She enjoys reading Cosmopolitan magazine for its fashion and beauty tips.

Origins of cosmopolitan

from French 'cosmopolite', from Greek 'kosmopolitēs', from 'kosmos' meaning 'world' + 'politēs' meaning 'citizen'


Summary: cosmopolitan in Brief

The term 'cosmopolitan' [koz-muh-pol-i-tn] describes someone or something that is familiar with many different countries and cultures. It can also refer to an exciting and glamorous character associated with travel and a mixture of cultures. Examples include having a cosmopolitan outlook on life, living in a cosmopolitan city, or enjoying cosmopolitan cuisine. The term is often used in formal contexts to describe someone who is worldly or cultured.

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