cosmopolitan cosmopolitan  /ˌkɑz mə ˈpɑ lə tən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries
  2. (adj) growing or occurring in many parts of the world
  3. (adj) composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests
  4. (adj) of worldwide scope or applicability

Usage(s):

  1. This city has a confluence of cultures and a cosmopolitan outlook.
  2. Tolerance and an enlightened outlook is what distinguishes the cosmopolitan from the insular .
  3. The cosmopolitan crowd gave a thumbs up to gun control and freedom of speech.

News

  1. Can You Tell the Difference Between a Cosmo Sex Tip and a Reddit Sex Tip?

    The intrepid self-proclaimed sex savants at Cosmopolitan took a subtle dig at the Internet netizens at Reddit by insinuating in a recent listicle that the "ultra-nerds" there have no idea how to handle sexy times with a woman. And, well, that went over about as well as you would expect it would when an oft-mocked women's magazine mocks a group of men with a lot of power on the Internet. But is ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  2. Poorly Paid Interns Sue Condé Nast

    Following the big Black Swan unpaid intern win yesterday, former interns at Condé Nast have sued the magazine publisher for back wages. Matthew Leib a former New Yorker intern and Lauren Ballinger, who worked at W Magazine are represented by the same lawyers in both the Black Swan suit against Fox Entertainment and former interns at Hearst's Harpers' Bazaar and Cosmopolitan. The Hearst suit is ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  3. On Budget: Free Concerts

    DJ Excel Old-school turntable talent DJ Excel has a client list that includes Jay-Z, Rihanna, Katy Perry and dozens of others. See why when he performs at 10 p.m. Friday at Bond at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The show is
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

Quotes

  1. "I hope Obama wins (because) of the need of the world to see the US represent a more cosmopolitan or universal political attitude," said Rais Yatim, the foreign minister of mostly Muslim Malaysia.
    on Nov 4, 2008 By: Rais Yatim Source: FOXNews

  2. "I'm not aware that there are today any anti-French sentiments in the US And apart from that, Le Clezio, is a cosmopolitan. He lives part of the year in New Mexico," Engdahl said. "I would be very sad if that was the case."
    on Oct 9, 2008 By: Horace Engdahl Source: USA Today

  3. "One thing about Viennese musicians, they can really groove, more than even the German bands can," Zawinul said in a 2007 Downbeat magazine interview. "It's something in our nature, perhaps. We're cosmopolitan and interracial - Czech, Slavic,...
    on Sep 11, 2007 By: Joe Zawinul Source: International Herald Tribune

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