acataleptic

adjective
acat·​a·​lep·​tic

Definition of acataleptic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: relating to or characterized by acatalepsy

acataleptic

noun
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plural -s

Definition of acataleptic (Entry 2 of 2)

: one that suspends judgment as a matter of principle believing certainty is impossible

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First Known Use of acataleptic

Adjective

circa 1727, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1679, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acataleptic

Adjective

Greek akatalēptos incomprehensible (from a- a- entry 2 + katalēptos seized, comprehensible) + English -ic

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“Acataleptic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acataleptic. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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