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evangelical

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

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 movement

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?
evangelical
noun [C] uk   us  
The new Archbishop is an evangelical.
evangelicalism
noun [U] uk   us   /-ɪ.zəm/
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