noun Pyr·rho·nism \ˈpir-ə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of Pyrrhonism

  1. 1 :  the doctrines of a school of ancient extreme skeptics who suspended judgment on every proposition — compare academicism

  2. 2 :  total or radical skepticism


play \-nist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of pyrrhonism

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

First Known Use: 1693

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