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evangelical

adjective uk   /ˌiː.vænˈdʒel.ɪ.kəl/ us  

evangelical adjective (RELIGION)

belonging to one of the Protestant Churches or Christian groups that believe the teaching of the Bible and persuading other people to join them to be extremely important: the Evangelical movementChristian denominationsThe Roman Catholic Church

evangelical adjective (OPINIONS)

having very strong beliefs and often trying to persuade other people to have the same beliefs: Why is it that people who've given up smoking become so evangelical and intolerant of other smokers?Excited, interested and enthusiastic
evangelical
noun [C] uk   us  
The new Archbishop is an evangelical.Christian denominationsThe Roman Catholic Church
evangelicalism
noun [U] uk   /-ɪ.zəm/ us  
Christian denominationsThe Roman Catholic Church
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