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Sep. 26th, 2008 - Pyrrhonism

Pyr·rho·nism [ pírrə nìzzəm ]
noun
Definition:
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

msn.com. Encarta® World English Dictionary http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_/Pyrrhonism.html (accessed: September 26, 2008).

Example:
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.
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