Pyrrhonism

noun
Pyr·​rho·​nism | \ˈpir-ə-ˌni-zəm \

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 \ 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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