adjective Date: 1840 characterized or brought about by syncretism ; syncretistic <
a syncretic religion

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  • Syncretic — Syn*cret ic, a. Uniting and blending together different systems, as of philosophy, morals, or religion. Smart. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • syncretic — syncretism ► NOUN ▪ the amalgamation of different religions, cultures, or schools of thought. DERIVATIVES syncretic adjective syncretist noun & adjective syncretistic adjective. ORIGIN from Greek sunkr tizein unite against a third party , from kr …   English terms dictionary

  • syncretic — adjective 1. relating to a historical tendency for a language to reduce its use of inflections modern English is a syncretic language • Syn: ↑syncretical, ↑syncretistic, ↑syncretistical • Pertains to noun: ↑syncretism (for …   Useful english dictionary

  • syncretic — See syncretism. * * * …   Universalium

  • syncretic — adjective Combining disparate elements in one system, especially as in forms of religious observance, philosophical systems, or artistic creations …   Wiktionary

  • syncretic — adj. of or pertaining to syncretism; characterized by the union of two different things; characterized by the union of two different forms of belief …   English contemporary dictionary

  • syncretic — syn·cret·ic …   English syllables

  • Syncretic politics — involves taking political positions that attempt to reconcile seemingly opposed ideological systems, usually by combining some elements associated with the left with some associated with the right. The term is derived from the older idea of… …   Wikipedia

  • syncretism — syncretic /sin kret ik/, syncretical, syncretistic /sing kri tis tik, sin /, adj. syncretist, n. /sing kri tiz euhm, sin /, n. 1. the attempted reconciliation or union of different or opposing principles, practices, or parties, as in philosophy… …   Universalium

  • Syncretism — For the linguistic term, see syncretism (linguistics). Syncretism (English pronunciation: /ˈsɪŋkrətɪzəm/) is the combining of different beliefs, often while melding practices of various schools of thought. The term means combining , but see below …   Wikipedia

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