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relating to

Usage

  • Machiavellian

    If you describe someone as Machiavellian, you disapprove of him because he uses clever tricks and other dishonest methods to achieve his aims, especially in politics.

  • nonpartisan

    A person or group is nonpartisan when it does not support the ideas of any particular political party or group.

  • spartan

    A spartan lifestyle is very simple and severe; it has no luxuries or comforts.

  • epicurean

    Someone who is epicurean derives great pleasure in material and sensual things, especially good food and drink.

  • protean

    Something or someone that is protean is adaptable, variable, or changeable in nature.

  • sylvan

    The adjective sylvan describes things that are related to forests or trees.

  • antediluvian

    Something antediluvian is so old or old-fashioned that it seems to belong to a much earlier period in history.

  • gargantuan

    Something gargantuan is extremely large.

  • pedestrian

    If you describe something as pedestrian, you think that it is ordinary and not interesting.

  • metropolitan

    A metropolitan area contains a very large city.

  • subterranean

    A subterranean place is underground or below the earth, often hidden or secret.

  • urban

    An urban setting is that of a city.

  • cosmopolitan

    A cosmopolitan area represents large cultural diversity and people from around the globe; a cosmopolitan person is broad-minded and wise in the ways of the world.

  • bipartisan

    A bipartisan agreement pertains to support from two political parties.

  • empyrean

    The empyrean is another word for the sky or for the heavens.

  • pagan

    not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam

  • veteran

    rendered competent through trial and experience

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