Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,
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Friday word: Zetetic

...because we can always use more z-words!
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Zetetic
(zi-TET-tik)
Adjective:
-Proceeding by inquiry or investigation.

From mid 17th century: from Greek zētētikos, from zētein ‘seek'.

Used in a sentence:
"His zetetic habitudes have proved to have rather practical applications."

Curiosity killed the cat! But that’s just because the cat wasn’t at all zetetic. If the fumbling feline had adopted a more precise methodology, his inquiries may have had a more fruitful outcome.

(from The Grandiloquent Word of the Day FB page)
Tags: adjective, greek, wordsmith: med_cat, z
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