un·​em·​pir·​i·​cal ˌən-im-ˈpir-i-kəl How to pronounce unempirical (audio)
: not based on observation or experience : not empirical
… propounds an absolutist and decidedly unempirical view, that thinkers are prisoners of the historical epoch in which they write …Peter Berkowitz
unempirically adverb

Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unempirical was in 1831

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“Unempirical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unempirical. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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