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[pir-uh-niz-uh m]
  1. the Skeptic doctrines of Pyrrho and his followers.
  2. extreme or absolute skepticism.
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Origin of Pyrrhonism

1660–70; < Greek Pýrrhōn Pyrrho + -ism
Related formsPyr·rho·nist, nounPyr·rho·nis·tic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for pyrrhonism

Historical Examples

  • It consisted of an absolute disbelief in everything but Pyrrhonism.

    The Devil's Dictionary

    Ambrose Bierce

  • Although no Pyrrhonist in thought, he knows too well in experience the depths of Pyrrhonism.


    John Tulloch

  • Pyrrhonism accepts the irrationality and revels in its dialectic elaboration.

  • I am charmed to see a part of your Majesty's Dominions in a state of Pyrrhonism; the disease is epidemical here at present.

  • Vasubandhu was chosen president, and the convocation proceeded to discuss their Pyrrhonism.