Adjective "occidental" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ɒksɪˈdɛnt(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Relating to the countries of the West.
  1. 'While opium dens were notorious in Auckland during the 1960's, Aucklanders haven't been exposed to their occidental charms for quite some time.'
  2. 'It sets the rhythm of life in this archipelago and is a pulsating hub that blends the Oriental with the Occidental, the mundane with extraordinary.'
  3. 'Fossil remains have been discovered in the occidental part of the Djurab desert, North Chad, in the Toros-Menalla region.'
  4. 'Astropalmistry, the combination of palmistry and occidental astrology, is my special subject.'
  5. 'Enwezor's search for this inclusive discourse confronted the ethics and limits of occidental power, and its impact on contemporary discourses of globalization.'
  6. 'Three clowns out of a Fellini film throw their nets over a group of Korean sailors who don't know what to make of so much occidental stupidity.'
  7. 'One of their characteristics was the attempted imitation of occidental lifestyle.'
  8. 'In occidental astrology mars is in Taurus which represents less energy and competitiveness than mars in Aries.'
  9. 'One might, if one is no slave to occidental prejudice, suggest Chuang-Tzu, who was more adept at the droll and the fantastic.'
  10. 'Nevermind what the locals say, your occidental lady friend is more than likely not going to appreciate The Meguro Parasite Museum.'

noun

A native or inhabitant of the West.
  1. 'My wife, Hiromi, also from Japan, married an occidental too, only we have had a much happier ending.'
  2. 'Many Occidentals have rejected their own religion.'

Definitions

1. (usually initial capital letter) of, relating to, or characteristic of the Occident or its natives and inhabitants.

2. western. noun

3. (usually initial capital letter) a native or inhabitant of the Occident.

More examples(as adjective)

"corps can be occidental."

"petroleums can be occidental."

"corp.s can be occidental."

"spokesmen can be occidental."

"officials can be occidental."

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Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin occidentalis, from occident- ‘going down’ (see Occident).