Pyrrhonism

noun
Pyr·​rho·​nism | \ ˈpir-ə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Pyrrhonism (audio) \

Definition of Pyrrhonism

1 : the doctrines of a school of ancient extreme skeptics who suspended judgment on every proposition — compare academicism
2 : total or radical skepticism

Other Words from Pyrrhonism

Pyrrhonist \ ˈpir-​ə-​nist How to pronounce Pyrrhonist (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of Pyrrhonism

1693, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Pyrrhonism

French pyrrhonisme, from Pyrrhon Pyrrho, 4th century b.c. Greek. philosopher, from Greek Pyrrhōn

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“Pyrrhonism.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pyrrhonism. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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