philodox

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From Middle French philodoxe, from Ancient Greek φιλόδοξος (philódoksos, opinion-loving), compound of φίλο- (phílo-, philo) + δόξα (dóksa, glory; opinion).

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philodox (plural philodoxes)

  1. A person with an excessive interest in his own opinions.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
      And no people are lesse Philosophers and more foolish, than Platoes Philodoxes, or lovers of their owne opinions.
    • 2003, Heiner Bielefeldt, Symbolic Representation in Kant’s Practical Philosophy:
      This, however, is a difficult task that only a true philosopher, and not a mere philodox, will be willing to tackle.
    • 2005, Charles Harrington Elster, There’s a Word for It!: A Grandiloquent Guide to Life, p.UNKNOWN (perhaps blurb):
      Consider that without realizing it you may have engaged in acokoinonia (sex without passion or desire), been bored to tears by the company of a philodox (someone in love with his or her opinions), or suffered from recurrent matutolypea (getting up on the wrong side of the bed).

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