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cos·mo·pol·i·tan  [koz-muhpol-i-tn]
–adjective

1. Free from local, provincial, or national ideas, prejudices, or attachments; At home all over the world.
e.g. Mumbai is the most cosmopolitan city in India. 
2. Of or characteristic of a cosmopolite.
3. Belonging to all the world; Not limited to just one part of the world. 

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cos·mo·pol·i·tan  [koz-muhpol-i-tn]
–adjective (slang, derogatory to natives when used in context of a place)

1. Parasitic – having no regard or bias for local or native issues and ideas, (implied) yet feeding on local resources for personal gains; Outsider, not attached or loyal to local political ‘leaders’ and agendas; Too global in outlook.
e.g. Mumbai is the most cosmopolitan city in India. 
2. Of or characteristic of a cosmopolite.
3. Belonging to the ‘outside’ world. Not native or local.
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P.S.

The first definition is as per common english usage (http://dictionary.reference.com).
Second definition courtesy: The Thackreys’ Thesaurus of Modern Indian Political English

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