acataleptic

1 of 2

adjective

acat·​a·​lep·​tic
: relating to or characterized by acatalepsy

acataleptic

2 of 2

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

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

First Known Use

Adjective

circa 1727, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1679, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acataleptic was in 1679

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“Acataleptic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acataleptic. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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