Know Your Next Word : syncretic

20. syncretic :

adjective :

1. Combining different forms of belief or practice

2. relating to a historical tendency for a language to reduce its use of inflections

Usage :

  • Modern English is a syncretic language.

  • Traditionally, Indonesians practiced a tolerant, almost syncretic brand of faith, infused with the Buddhist, Hindu, and animist traditions of earlier periods.(Barack Obama : The Audacity of Hope : Crown Publishers : 2006.)

    Related Forms :

    syncretistic & syncretical : adjective

    syncretism  : noun

    syncretist  : noun

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