Solomonic

adjective

Sol·​o·​mon·​ic ˌsä-lə-ˈmä-nik How to pronounce Solomonic (audio)
: marked by notable wisdom, reasonableness, or discretion especially under trying circumstances

Examples of Solomonic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When he was hauled before the vice-principal, the woman, with Solomonic wisdom, decided not to punish but to encourage him, and sent him to music class. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 21 Aug. 2023 This was not spooky saturnine devil worship; Solomonic magic was practiced in service to a higher power, with the aim of binding ill forces and putting them to good use. Kent Russell, Harper's Magazine, 11 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Solomonic was in 1857

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“Solomonic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Solomonic. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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