Know Your Next Word : ecumenical

1. ecumenical :

adjective :

1. Having a mix of diverse elements

2. Universal, general

3. Pertaining to the whole Christian church, concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions

usage :

  • An ecumenical group of Cincinnati area leaders called for an end Wednesday to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the Gaza Strip.(Rebecca Goodman : Area Groups Call For End to Gaza Conflict : Cincinnati Enquirer : Dec 31 - 2008.)

  • an ecumenical meal of German, Italian and Chinese dishes

  • the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time

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