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Definition of "syncretic" [syn•cret•ic]

  • Combining disparate elements in one system, especially as in forms of religious observance, philosophical systems, or artistic creations. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "syncretic" in a sentence
  • "And while the system of grace known as syncretic has endeavoured to harmonize the principles of Thomism and Molinism, it has served but to double the difficulties instead of eliminating them."
  • "Comte may be described as a syncretic, who, like the Gnostics of early Church history, attempted to combine the substance of imperfectly comprehended contemporary science with the form of Roman Christianity."
  • "Her work might also be described as "syncretic," although its spiritualism is somewhat submerged, since religion was not a hot topic in postmodernism."