unempirical

adjective
un·​em·​pir·​i·​cal | \ ˌən-im-ˈpir-i-kəl How to pronounce unempirical (audio) , -em- \

Definition of unempirical

: 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

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unempirically \ ˌən-​im-​ˈpir-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce unempirical (audio) , -​em-​ \ adverb

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1831, in the meaning defined above

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“Unempirical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unempirical. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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