412?–323 b.c., Greek Cynic philosopher.

Related formsDi·o·gen·ic [dahy-uh-jen-ik] /ˌdaɪ əˈdʒɛn ɪk/, Di·og·e·ne·an, adjective
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Examples from the Web for diogenes

Historical Examples of diogenes

  • Let us not envy each other; if you were not Diogenes, you would be Alexander.

  • In what a profound philosophy was it, then, that Diogenes rolled his tub about the streets!

    A Day's Ride

    Charles James Lever

  • In 1783 he died the death of Diogenes, minus the wit of the cynic.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • "But I am not derided," said Diogenes,  when some one told him he was derided.

    How to Succeed

    Orison Swett Marden

  • Diogenes sought them with a lantern, he seeks them with a banknote in his hand.

British Dictionary definitions for diogenes



?412–?323 bc, Greek Cynic philosopher, who rejected social conventions and advocated self-sufficiency and simplicity of life
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