Definition of pluralistic in English:

pluralistic

adjective

  • 1Relating to or advocating a system in which two or more states, groups, principles, sources of authority, etc., coexist.

    ‘a multicultural pluralistic society where people's values are respected’
    • ‘A more pluralistic image of Australian society was being projected in government film.’
    • ‘In our pluralistic times, control has become a relative value.’
    • ‘They helped to mold community leaders and willing participants in pluralistic politics.’
    • ‘I think we're a very secular and very pluralistic nation.’
    • ‘These settlers demonstrated the strength of their pluralistic democracy compared with the thugocracy we have come to expect of their neighbours.’
    • ‘Pluralistic civilization abets division into groups, clubs, circles, and lodges.’
    • ‘From the beginning, it has been a pluralistic faith.’
    • ‘In that more pluralistic, less authoritarian context, we each put our energies where we think they can more effectively be deployed.’
    • ‘The authors begin by discussing the simplest kind of lawmaking factory, a unitary state with pluralistic political institutions.’
    • ‘He avoids considering the role of faith in a secular, pluralistic culture.’
    1. 1.1Philosophy Relating to a system of thought that recognizes more than one ultimate principle.
      ‘the society is committed to a pluralistic approach to philosophy’
      • ‘I view the society of my poetry as a pluralistic community, having in no ultimate sense a single goal.’
      • ‘We hope that the pluralistic toolkit presented in the next chapter will allow us to offer a perspective on the past different from anything found in world history.’
      • ‘Members of the English school were drawn to a pluralistic approach to theorizing.’
      • ‘The authors adopt a pluralistic perspective, in which evolution occurs from the gene to the population and is closely supported by a cultural system.’
      • ‘Viewing knowledge as a tool for enriching experience, pragmatism tends to be pluralistic, experimental, fallibilist, and naturalistic.’
      • ‘This allowed them to claim that they had proved the pluralistic reality that perceptions present to us.’
      • ‘What you are putting forward is a pluralistic, 'there is no real right and wrong' sort of view.’
      • ‘If the argument s correct, a pragmatic account is inevitably methodologically, theoretically, and perspectively pluralistic.’
      • ‘Ethical pluralism was inspired by his pluralistic view of the universe.’
      • ‘To emphasize the pluralistic nature of this development, some scholars prefer to speak of 'new art histories'.’

Pronunciation

pluralistic

/plʊər(ə)ˈlɪstɪk/