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thetic

[ thet-ik, thee-tik ]
/ ˈθɛt ɪk, ˈθi tɪk /
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adjective

positive; dogmatic.

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Sometimes thet·i·cal .

Origin of thetic

1670–80; <Greek thetikós, equivalent to thet(ós) placed, set (verbid of tithénai to lay down) + -ikos-ic

OTHER WORDS FROM thetic

thet·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for thetic

thetic
/ (ˈθɛtɪk) /

adjective

(in classical prosody) of, bearing, or relating to a metrical stress
positive and arbitrary; prescriptive

Derived forms of thetic

thetically, adverb

Word Origin for thetic

C17: from Greek thetikos, from thetos laid down, from tithenai to place
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