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anagogic

or an·a·gog·i·cal

[an-uh-goj-ik or an-uh-goj-i-kuh l]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to an anagoge.
  2. Psychology. deriving from, pertaining to, or reflecting the moral or idealistic striving of the unconscious: anagogic image; anagogic interpretation.
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Origin of anagogic

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Medieval Latin word anagogicus. See anagoge, -ic
Related formsan·a·gog·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Related Words for anagogic

mystical, symbolical

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Historical Examples of anagogic

  • His mental glance was even more oblique than theirs, fixed as it was upon the moral or spiritual—the anagogic—inference.

    The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)

    Henry Osborn Taylor