[ hob-zee-uh n ]
/ ˈhɒb zi ən /


a person who believes in or advocates the principles of Thomas Hobbes.


of, relating to, or recalling the principles of Thomas Hobbes.


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Origin of Hobbesian

First recorded in 1770–80; Hobbes + -ian
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