Definition of Vedanta in English:

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Pronunciation: /vɪˈdɑːntə/
Pronunciation: /vɪˈdantə/ Pronunciation: /vɛˈdɑːntə/ Pronunciation: /vɛˈdantə/


[mass noun]
A Hindu philosophy based on the doctrine of the Upanishads, especially in its monistic form.
Example sentences
  • The doctrines of Vedanta were based on the Upanishads, and gave logical and organized form to their mystical speculations.
  • All these reforms were attempts at steering the Hindu religion towards Vedanta, which is the backbone of its philosophy.
  • She was even attracted to her husband because he was so ‘spiritual,’ having been a monk in the Hindu tradition of Vedanta.



Example sentences
  • The Vedantic stance is that time, space and objects are not real entities.
  • Perhaps the most philosophically sophisticated reincarnational theory (along with certain Buddhist views) is the Vedantic school of Hinduism.
  • Rao concludes that it is ultimately necessary to make a fundamental distinction between mind and consciousness, a distinction found in Vedantic teachings.


Pronunciation: /vɛˈdɑːntɪst/
Example sentences
  • He became a Vedantist, a Hindu, as a result of his studies in his search for truth.
  • Einstein had thus proven mathematically what Vedantists had known for years.
  • Vivekanda, Aurobindo and Sarvepalli Radhakrishna were all brilliant Vedantists.


From Sanskrit vedānta, from veda (see Veda) + anta 'end'.

Words that rhyme with Vedanta

chanter, enchanter, granter, planter, supplanter, transplanter

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