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Princeton's WordNet

  1. evangelical(adj)

    relating to or being a Christian church believing in personal conversion and the inerrancy of the Bible especially the 4 Gospels

    "evangelical Christianity"; "an ultraconservative evangelical message"

  2. evangelical(adj)

    of or pertaining to or in keeping with the Christian gospel especially as in the first 4 books of the New Testament

  3. evangelical, evangelistic(adj)

    marked by ardent or zealous enthusiasm for a cause


  1. Evangelical(a.)

    Having or characterized by a zealous, crusading enthusiasm for a cause.

  2. Evangelical(a.)

    Adhering to a form of Christianity characterized by a conservative interpretation of the bible, but disavowing the label 'bdfundamentalist`'b8.


  1. evangelical(Noun)

    A member of an evangelical church

  2. evangelical(Noun)

    An advocate of evangelicalism

  3. evangelical(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the gospel(s) of the Christian New Testament

  4. evangelical(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the doctrines or teachings of the Christian gospel or Christianity in general.

  5. evangelical(Adjective)

    Protestant; specifically, designating European churches which were originally Lutheran rather than Calvinist.

  6. evangelical(Adjective)

    Pertaining to a movement in Protestant Christianity that stresses personal conversion and the authority of the Bible (evangelicalism).

  7. evangelical(Adjective)

    Zealously enthusiastic.

  8. Evangelical(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to any of several Christian Churches that believe in the sole authority of the gospels

  9. Evangelical(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to Protestant (especially Lutheran) Churches in Germany

  10. Origin: from evangelium, from εὐαγγέλιον

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evangelical(adj)

    contained in, or relating to, the four Gospels; as, the evangelical history

  2. Evangelical(adj)

    belonging to, agreeable or consonant to, or contained in, the gospel, or the truth taught in the New Testament; as, evangelical religion

  3. Evangelical(adj)

    earnest for the truth taught in the gospel; strict in interpreting Christian doctrine; preeminetly orthodox; -- technically applied to that party in the Church of England, and in the Protestant Episcopal Church, which holds the doctrine of "Justification by Faith alone"; the Low Church party. The term is also applied to other religion bodies not regarded as orthodox

  4. Evangelical(noun)

    one of evangelical principles

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Evangelical

    a term applied to all those forms of Christianity which regard the atonement of Christ, or His sacrifice on the Cross for sin, as the ground and central principle of the Christian faith.

Editors Contribution

  1. evangelical

    a believer in justification by faith alone, the necessity of the new birth, the supremacy of Scripture vs. tradition, and that all Christians are called to evangelize

    George Whitefield was a zealous evangelical. He was very evangelical, very Bible-centered.

    Submitted by Noah Hirsch on May 8, 2018


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of evangelical in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of evangelical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of evangelical in a Sentence

  1. Kirk Cameron:

    It did not turn out to be the final hour for evangelical Christians in America, but potentially our finest hour.

  2. Robert Tasman:

    The event was viewed more as an evangelical event with a political tone to it, and the bishops don't participate in such events.

  3. Randy Page:

    A lot of people have typically thought the evangelical vote was monolithic in South Carolina, perhaps in some cycles it has been.

  4. Craig Robinson:

    Candidates either speak the same language as evangelical voters or they don't -- and caucus voters tend to have a way to figure that out over time.

  5. Clark Coleman:

    The two most evangelical groups in the world are atheists and vegetarians, especially the least knowledgeable and least intelligent individuals within those groups.

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