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Definition of "messianic" []

  • Of or relating to a messiah: messianic hopes. (adjective)
  • Of or characterized by messianism: messianic nationalism. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "messianic" in a sentence
  • "Most Jewish sages understand the World to Come as the world the way it will be when it reaches a state of perfection through human endeavor and G-d's finishing touches, what we call the messianic era."
  • "Snowsell’s use of the word messianic is telling, particularly when applied to someone like nineteen-year-old Carlos Torres, who tells me “Morrissey is like God” and is “immortal.”"
  • "It would be a caricature to paint the whole country as caught up in messianic fervor."