Definition of syncretistic in US English:



  • See syncretism

    • ‘But the Church of Rome is itself syncretistic - a structure in which elements of pagan culture, superstition and naturalistic religion have taken root over the ages.’
    • ‘These exogamous marriages introduced the possibility of idolatry and syncretistic practices into the community.’
    • ‘Their priesthood and sanctuary were judged illegitimate, their text of the Torah corrupt, and their cult syncretistic - contaminated by the paganism of their Mesopotamian conquerors.’
    • ‘Eclecticism for Newman was primarily syncretistic, combining elements of Greek philosophy and other schools.’
    • ‘It can be argued that formation of self-identity in general and religious identity in particular is inherently syncretistic.’