Catholic

[k_ˈa_θ_l_ɪ_k], [kˈaθlɪk], [kˈaθlɪk]

Definitions of catholic:

  1.   Universal or general; as, the catholic faith.
  2.   Of or pertaining to, or affecting the Roman Catholics; as, the Catholic emancipation act.
  3.   Not narrow- minded, partial, or bigoted; liberal; as, catholic tastes.
  4.   A member of the Catholic Church.
  5.   Of or pertaining to, or affecting the Roman Catholics; as, the emancipation act.
  6.   Universal; embracing or embraced by the whole Church; liberal; pertaining to or affecting Roman Catholics; a member of the Church Catholic; a Roman Catholic. Catholic Church, the whole Christian Church; the Roman Catholic Church.
  7.   A name commonly applied to the adherents of the Church of Rome.
  8.   Specif.: Of or pertaining ( 1) to the Church of Rome, ( 2) to the Church of England, or ( 3) to the Greek Church.
  9.   a member of a Catholic church
  10.   An adherent of the Roman Catholic church; a Roman Catholic.
  11.   Universal: general, embracing the whole body of Christians: liberal, the opp. of exclusive: the name claimed by its adherents for the Church of Rome as the representative of the church founded by Christ and his apostles: relating to the Roman Catholics.
  12.   Universal; general; including all; as, to read all kinds of books shows a catholic taste in literature; liberal; large- hearted; Catholic, pertaining to the Church of Rome.
  13.   Large minded; liberal; universal.
  14.   A member of the Roman Catholic Church.
  15.   An adherent of the Roman Catholic Church.
  16.   Pertaining to the whole Christian church.
  17.   An adherent of the Roman church; a Roman Catholic.
  18.   free from provincial prejudices or attachments; " catholic in one's tastes"
  19.   Universal; including all Christians; pertaining to the Roman Catholic church; liberal.
  20.   A person who accepts the creeds which are received in common by all parts of the orthodox Christian church.
  21.   Universal; general; liberal; not narrow- minded or bigoted.

Antonyms for catholic:

finite, demarcated, qualified, parochial, determinate, narrow, narrow-minded, small, limited, restricted, little, selective, dedicated, sectarian, illiberal, picayune, confined, insular, provincial, definite, specialized, technical, small-minded, petty, bounded, circumscribed, lilliputian.


Quotes for catholic:

  1. The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false. – Thomas Aquinas
  2. As you know, I am neither Roman Catholic Protestant Episcopalian, nor Presbyterian, nor am I an Irishman. – John Bright
  3. It is sufficient to say, what everybody knows to be true, that the Irish population is Catholic and that the Protestants, whether of the Episcopalian or Presbyterian Church, or of both united, are a small minority of the Irish people. – John Bright
  4. I was raised Irish Catholic but I don't consider myself Irish Catholic I consider myself me, an American. – John Cusack
  5. My husband is a fall -away Catholic but with a vengeance. He's actually more of a feminist than I am. – Olympia Dukakis
  6. Catholic theology believes that God gave man free will, and you can't give somebody free will and then send in a play from the sidelines. – Roger Ebert
  7. In the United States there's a Puritan ethic and a mythology of success. He who is successful is good. In Latin countries, in Catholic countries, a successful person is a sinner. – Umberto Eco
  8. I'm not a religious person. I'm Catholic so I consider myself more of a spiritual person. I believe in God. – Tracey Gold
  9. The Catholic men are more upset about women not being able to be priests than are Catholic women. – Andrew Greeley
  10. Now a Protestant confronting a Catholic ghost is exactly Shakespeare's way of grappling with what was not simply a general social problem but one lived out in his own life. – Stephen Greenblatt
  11. I went to an all -girls pre school where everyone went off to Harvard or Yale, and I had zero interest in doing so. I think they thought I was on drugs. There was a neighboring all -boys school, so we'd get together and do dumb things. It was your typical Catholic -American upbringing. – Katherine Moennig
  12. Catholic liturgical music, it would seem, is everywhere but in the Catholic Church itself. – Richard Morris
  13. I was brought up as a Catholic and went to church every week and took the sacraments. It never really touched the core of my being. – Sting
  14. That text -books be permitted in Catholic schools such as will not offend the religious views of the minority, and which from an educational standpoint shall be satisfactory to the advisory board. – Charles Tupper
  15. I am not a Catholic but I consider the Christian idea, which has its roots in Greek thought and in the course of the centuries has nourished all of our European civilization, as something that one cannot renounce without becoming degraded. – Simone Weil

Usage examples for catholic:

  1. The dwarf's tastes, however, were catholic – The Social History of Smoking by G. L. Apperson
  2. Now, I am a Catholic – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  3. “ I wish you were a Catholic I would beg you to step into the first church you come to, and pray for us the next half- hour." ” – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  4. There is now no great influence, such as the Catholic Church was of old, to enforce Latin, even if it possessed greater advantages. ” – The Task of Social Hygiene by Havelock Ellis
  5. This occurred about 1776. Mr. Westropp also writes that the sister of a former Roman Catholic Bishop told his sisters that when she was a little girl she went out one evening with some other children for a walk. ” – The Best Ghost Stories by Various
  6. If you forget that you are a Tavora and a Catholic I do not forget that I am your wife." ” – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. “ I don't see a man more than once in six months who goes near a church, and he's generally a Catholic – Notes of an Itinerant Policeman by Josiah Flynt
  8. But to the end that you may all be assured of my upright intentions, I will take the oath as a catholic and a man of parts. ” – The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  9. After all, she was brought up a Catholic – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  10. After the dinner Peter had a pleasant chat with the Justice's seventeen- year- old daughter, who was just from a Catholic convent, and the two tried to talk in French. ” – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  11. “ Mr. Toomy, a Scholar of the house, acknowledged that he was a Catholic – The Commercial Restraints of Ireland by John Hely Hutchinson
  12. It has often been said that the Catholic Church is opposed to scientific advance. ” – Makers of Modern Medicine by James J. Walsh
  13. “ " I promise you to become a Catholic when I am twenty- one," said a young lady whom he was trying to convert. ” – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell
  14. Rich; but a bad Catholic truly. ” – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  15. “ I am not a Catholic Monseigneur." ” – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  16. They had previously set before the people the light of the Catholic faith, but these efforts had not been as successful as they had wished. ” – The Makers of Canada: Champlain by N. E. Dionne
  17. “ I was assured you had married in a Catholic Church. ” – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  18. See Memoir of, by her Sister; also Catholic World, July, 1879. Pub. ” – A Brief Handbook of English Authors by Oscar Fay Adams
  19. “ To be catholic in criticism does not mean to be weak and opinionless. ” – Definitions by Henry Seidel Canby
  20. When Father Nugent took the paper in hands, the readers had such confidence in it that, from being merely a local paper, we were able before long to make it a leading Catholic organ for the whole country. ” – The Life Story of an Old Rebel by John Denvir

Rhymes for catholic:

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