Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cosmopolitan

1 sense of cosmopolitan

Sense 1
cosmopolitan, cosmopolite -- (a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries)
       => sophisticate, man of the world -- (a worldly-wise person)

Antonyms of adj cosmopolitan

3 senses of cosmopolitan

Sense 1
cosmopolitan (vs. endemic), widely distributed -- (growing or occurring in many parts of the world; "a cosmopolitan herb"; "cosmopolitan in distribution")

endemic (vs. cosmopolitan) -- (native to or confined to a certain region; "the islands have a number of interesting endemic species")

Sense 2
cosmopolitan (vs. provincial) -- (composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests; "his cosmopolitan benevolence impartially extended to all races and to all creeds"- T.B. Macaulay; "the ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt"; "that queer, cosmopolitan, rather sinister crowd found around the Marseilles docks")

provincial (vs. cosmopolitan) -- (characteristic of the provinces or their people; "deeply provincial and conformist"; "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial"; "narrow provincial attitudes")
        => bumpkinly, hick, rustic, unsophisticated -- (awkwardly simple and provincial; "bumpkinly country boys"; "rustic farmers"; "a hick town"; "the nightlife of Montmartre awed the unsophisticated tourists")
        => corn-fed -- (strong and healthy but not sophisticated)
        => insular, parochial -- (narrowly restricted in outlook or scope; "little sympathy with parochial mentality"; "insular attitudes toward foreigners")
        => jerkwater, one-horse, pokey, poky -- (small and remote and insignificant; "a jerkwater college"; "passed a series of poky little one-horse towns")
        => stay-at-home (prenominal) -- (not given to travel; "a stay-at-home friend")

Sense 3
cosmopolitan, ecumenical, oecumenical, general, universal, worldwide, world-wide -- (of worldwide scope or applicability; "an issue of cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience")

INDIRECT (VIA comprehensive) -> noncomprehensive, incomprehensive -- (not comprehensive)

Similarity of adj cosmopolitan

3 senses of cosmopolitan

Sense 1
cosmopolitan (vs. endemic), widely distributed -- (growing or occurring in many parts of the world; "a cosmopolitan herb"; "cosmopolitan in distribution")

Sense 2
cosmopolitan (vs. provincial) -- (composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests; "his cosmopolitan benevolence impartially extended to all races and to all creeds"- T.B. Macaulay; "the ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt"; "that queer, cosmopolitan, rather sinister crowd found around the Marseilles docks")
       => traveled, travelled -- (familiar with many parts of the world; "a traveled, educated man"; "well-traveled people")

Sense 3
cosmopolitan, ecumenical, oecumenical, general, universal, worldwide, world-wide -- (of worldwide scope or applicability; "an issue of cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience")
       => comprehensive (vs. noncomprehensive) -- (including all or everything; "comprehensive coverage"; "a comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education")

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