Friday, April 15, 2005

A.Word.A.Day -- latitudinarian

latitudinarian (lat-i-TOOD-n-ar-ee-uhn, -TYOOD-) adjective

Holding broad and tolerant views, especially on matters of religion.


One who is broadminded and tolerant, especially concerning religion.

[From Latin latitudin-, stem of latitudo (breadth), from latus (broad).]

Today's word in Visual Thesaurus:

"[Lord Cornbury's] Whig rivals were more libertarian in their politics and tended to be more latitudinarian in their religion and morals." Alan Taylor; Devil in a Blue Dress; The New Republic (Washington, DC); Aug 3, 1998.

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