[ hur-muh-noo-tik or hur-muh-noo-ti-kuh l; -nyoo- ]
/ ˌhɜr məˈnu tɪk or hɜr məˈnu tɪ kəl; -ˈnyu- /
of or relating to hermeneutics; interpretative; explanatory.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
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Origin of hermeneutic
OTHER WORDS FROM hermeneuticher·me·neu·ti·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby hermeneutic
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Example sentences from the Web for hermeneutical
These hermeneutical canons are much older than the Kabbalah.
And, indeed, such is the advanced state of hermeneutical knowledge, that we have little reason to fear it.The Religion of Geology and Its Connected Sciences|Edward Hitchcock
British Dictionary definitions for hermeneutical
/ (ˌhɜːmɪˈnjuːtɪk) /
of or relating to the interpretation of Scripture; using or relating to hermeneutics
Derived forms of hermeneutichermeneutically, adverbhermeneutist, noun
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