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1. missionary

noun. ['ˈmɪʃəˌnɛri'] someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program.

Synonyms

  • Saint Cyril
  • teacher
  • instructor
  • Cyril

Etymology

  • -ary (English)
  • mission (English)
  • mission (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Missionary

  • expeditionary

How do you pronounce missionary?

Pronounce missionary as ˈmɪʃəˌnɛri.

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Example sentences of the word missionary


1. Adjective
A stack that neat says 3 and a half minutes of missionary before she gets on top.

Quotes containing the word missionary


1. Cannibals? Who is not a cannibal? I tell you it will be more tolerable for the Fejee that salted down a lean missionary in his cellar against a coming famine; it will be more tolerable for that provident Fejee, I say, in the day of judgement, than for thee, civilized and enlightened gourmand, who nailest geese to the ground and feastest on their bloated livers in thy pate de fois gras.
- Herman Melville, Moby Dick

2. missionary

adjective. ['ˈmɪʃəˌnɛri'] relating to or connected to a religious mission.

Etymology

  • -ary (English)
  • mission (English)
  • mission (French)

3. missionary

noun. ['ˈmɪʃəˌnɛri'] someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country.

Synonyms

  • religious person

Etymology

  • -ary (English)
  • mission (English)
  • mission (French)
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