Grizzly Weinstein (sea_gaagii) wrote in 1word1day,
Grizzly Weinstein

Sep. 26th, 2008 - Pyrrhonism

Pyr·rho·nism [ pírrə nìzzəm ]
1. skeptical philosophy of Pyrrho: the doctrine of the ancient Greek philosopher Pyrrho, who believed that it was impossible to be certain about anything and therefore suspended judgment on everything

2. complete skepticism: skepticism to an extreme or excessive degree

[Late 17th century. < Greek Purrhōn "Pyrrho" (360?-272?bce), Greek philosopher]

Pyr·rhon·ist noun, adjective Encarta® World English Dictionary (accessed: September 26, 2008).

Bob's pyrrhonism ran very deep. He questioned his own motives and actions so harshly that he often refused to talk to himself for weeks at a time.
Tags: greek, noun, p, wordsmith: sea_gaagii

  • Tuesday word: Solace

    Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2021 Solace (noun, verb) sol·ace [sol-is] noun Also called sol·ace·ment. 1. comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or trouble;…

  • Wednesday Word: Amide

    Amide - noun. Today's WOTD takes you back to chemistry class! An Amide is a compound with the general formula RC(=O)NR′R″, where R, R', and R″…

  • Tuesday word: Arable

    Tuesday, Jun. 22, 2021 Arable (adjective, noun) ar·a·ble [ar-uh-buhl] adjective 1. capable of producing crops; suitable for farming; suited to…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded