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 for cosmopolitan
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cosmopolitan \Cos`mo*pol"i*tan\, Cosmopolite \Cos*mop"o*lite\,
     1. Having no fixed residence; at home in any place; free from
        local attachments or prejudices; not provincial; liberal.
        [1913 Webster]
              In other countries taste is perphaps too exclusively
              national, in Germany it is certainly too
              cosmopolite.                          --Sir W.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Common everywhere; widely spread; found in all parts of
        the world.
        [1913 Webster]
              The Cheiroptera are cosmopolitan.     --R. Owen.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cosmopolitan \Cos`mo*pol"i*tan\ (-p?l"?-tan), Cosmopolite
  \Cos*mop"o*lite\ (k?z-m?p"?-l?t), n. [Gr. kosmopoli`ths; ko`smos
     the world + poli`ths citizen, po`lis city: cf. F.
     cosmopolitain, cosmopolite.]
     One who has no fixed residence, or who is at home in every
     place; a citizen of the world.
     [1913 Webster] Cosmopolitan

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: growing or occurring in many parts of the world; "a
             cosmopolitan herb"; "cosmopolitan in distribution" [syn:
             cosmopolitan, widely distributed] [ant: endemic]
      2: composed of people from or at home in many parts of the
         world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests;
         "his cosmopolitan benevolence impartially extended to all
         races and to all creeds"- T.B. Macaulay; "the ancient and
         cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt"; "that queer,
         cosmopolitan, rather sinister crowd found around the
         Marseilles docks" [ant: provincial]
      3: of worldwide scope or applicability; "an issue of
         cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical
         comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal
         experience" [syn: cosmopolitan, ecumenical,
         oecumenical, general, universal, worldwide, world-
      n 1: a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries
           [syn: cosmopolitan, cosmopolite]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  119 Moby Thesaurus words for "cosmopolitan":
     all-comprehending, all-comprehensive, all-covering, all-embracing,
     all-encompassing, all-filling, all-including, all-inclusive,
     all-pervading, allover, blase, braw, broad, broad-gauged,
     broad-minded, catholic, chic, citizen, citizen by adoption,
     city slicker, civic, civil, classy, clothes-conscious, common,
     communal, cosmopolite, country-wide, dapper, dashing,
     dressed to advantage, dressed to kill, ecumenic, ecumenical,
     ecumenistic, elegant, experienced, exquisite, galactic, general,
     genteel, hyphenate, hyphenated American, immigrant, international,
     jaunty, knowing, man of experience, man-about-town, mature,
     matured, metic, national, natty, naturalized citizen, neat, nifty,
     nobby, nondenominational, noninsular, nonnative citizen,
     nonsectarian, not born yesterday, old, planetary, posh, practiced,
     public, recherche, ripe, ripened, ritzy, sagacious, seasoned,
     sharp, sleek, slicker, smart, smug, snazzy, social, societal,
     soigne, soignee, sophisticate, sophisticated, spacious of mind,
     spiffy, spruce, state, style-conscious, subject, supranational,
     swank, swanky, swell, total, traveled, tricksy, tried,
     tried and true, trig, trim, unbigoted, unfanatical, unhidebound,
     universal, unparochial, unprovincial, veteran, well-dressed,
     well-groomed, well-traveled, wide, wide-minded, world-wide,
     world-wise, worldly, worldly-wise

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