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From cosmopolitan +‎ -ism.


  • IPA(key): /ˌkɑzməˈpɑlɪtənɪzm̩/



cosmopolitanism (countable and uncountable, plural cosmopolitanisms)

  1. The idea that all of humanity belongs to a single moral community.
    Antonyms: tribalism, nativism
    • 2013 November 25, Caroline Ferguson, “What kind of global citizens are teachers creating?”, in The Guardian[1]:
      The philosophy of cosmopolitanism underlies theories of global citizenship. Cosmopolitanism is the ability to balance a local and global identity. A cosmopolitan individual engages meaningfully with different cultures and feels at home in the world.
    • 2014 October, Gustavo Lins Ribeiro, “World anthropologies. Anthropological cosmopolitanisms and cosmopolitics.”, in Annual Review of Anthropology, volume 43:
      To present the world anthropologies project (WA), this article explores the existence of three kinds of anthropological cosmopolitanisms and cosmopolitics: imperial, liberal, and radical.
  2. The quality of being cosmopolitan.
    Synonym: cosmopolitanness