Definition of Pyrrhonism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpirəˌnizəm/


1The philosophy of Pyrrho.
Example sentences
  • Sextus is a key source of our knowledge of Pyrrhonism and is also said to have been a physician.
  • The Greeks, however, found no problem in interpreting Pyrrhonism in Greek terms.
  • The great subverter of Pyrrhonism or the excessive principles of scepticism is action, and employment, and the occupations of common life.
1.1Philosophic doubt; skepticism.
Example sentences
  • Bayle's Pyrrhonism attacked the concepts of space, morality and rational theology as well.
  • Instead, Hume recommends a more moderate or Academic scepticism that tempers Pyrrhonism.



Pronunciation: /ˈpirənəst/
noun& adjective
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  • In fact, this is how the Pyrrhonists treated all sceptical arguments.
  • Their type of skepticism about what is good or bad by nature allowed Pyrrhonists to choose and avoid things according to habit and custom.
  • The Pyrrhonists sought the truth.

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Syllabification: Pyr·rho·nism

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