messianic messianic  /ˌmɛ si ˈæ nɪk/


  • (adj) of or relating to a messiah promising deliverance


  1. Like many committed health professionals in the developing world, Akunyili brings an almost messianic zeal to her work.
  2. It is imbued with a messianic ideology that makes it relatively immune to the lure of cash, the counterspy's usual inducement.
  3. He has a domineering mother, basically cowardly nature and no messianic complex whatever.


  1. Letter: Then and now

    Barbara Hattemer, Naples: The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn, a Messianic Jewish Rabbi from New Jersey, is a striking book that details the fall of ancient Israel and compares it to what is happening in America today.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Naples Daily News

  2. Lebanon man releases CD

    LEBANON — For the last 20 years, Mark Staneart has sought a deeper relationship with God, a journey that has led him to become a Messianic Jew.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Albany Democrat-Herald


  1. "You don't want a messianic apocalyptic cult controlling atomic bombs," Netanyahu told Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic. "When the wide-eyed believer gets hold of the reins of power and the weapons of mass death, then the entire world should...
    on Apr 1, 2009 By: Benjamin Netanyahu Source:

  2. The Taliban were fuelled with "mad messianic zeal", Mr Rudd said. "So it would be wrong for me to say that things are going to get better in terms of the security environment just now."
    on Apr 30, 2008 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "People are looking for some sort of messianic figure to crack the clouds and deliver us," said Smiley, who hosts black-geared shows on PBS and Public Radio International. "Everyday people are going to have to do the best they can."
    on Feb 4, 2007 By: Tavis Smiley Source: Dallas Morning News (registration)

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