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[dee-duh-roh; French deeduh-roh]
  1. De·nis [duh-nee] /dəˈni/, 1713–84, French philosopher, critic, and encyclopedist.
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Examples from the Web for diderot

Historical Examples

  • Since Diderot, it is said that France has produced no talker to be compared with him.

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851


  • The doctrines of Diderot and Jean Jacques form but sorry homilies.

    Gerald Fitzgerald

    Charles James Lever

  • She told Ségur in later years what success Diderot had with her as a politician.

  • And on this Diderot sails off into a digression on the grounds of praise and blame.

  • Diderot had a companion who pleased her better than Diderot himself.

British Dictionary definitions for diderot


  1. Denis (dəni). 1713–84, French philosopher, noted particularly for his direction (1745–72) of the great French Encyclopédie
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