apodictism

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

apodict(ic) +‎ -ism

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /apəʊˈdɪktɪzm/, /apəʊˈdaɪktɪzm/

Noun[edit]

apodictism (usually uncountable, plural apodictisms)

  1. (countable, very rare) An apodictic assertion or pronouncement; a strong, unwarranted claim.
    • 1954, H.J. Lam, “Antarctica: The Cradle of Angiosperms?” in Vegetatio IV, № 6, page 431
      That phytogeography of today is a “confused hodgepodge of theory and half-baked notions”…is yet another example of Croizat’s apodictisms.
  2. (uncountable, rare) Apodictic character, tendency, or pretension.
    • 1976, Z. Bauman, Socialism, page 50:
      It is my conviction that the evident stiffness and apodictism of the definitions cited was already predetermined.
    • 1979, Le Théâtre en Pologne XXI:vii–xii, page 22:
      His sincerity, bordering on naïvete, may explain his inability to approach people…and even a certain apodictism.
    • 1989, R.S. Haugh (tr.), G. Florovsky (aut.), Ecumenism I, page 74:
      Dogmatic apodictism is essentially characteristic of faith.
    • 1999, The Macedonian Times LI–LXII, page 136/1:
      When it comes to writers like Prlichev, there can and should be room in both the Greek and Bulgarian, and Macedonian literary history. Naturally, not in the same way and not with the equal apodictism in determining their national attribution.
    • 2002, C.O. Schrag (aut.), M.J. Matuštík and W.L. McBride (eds.), Calvin O. Schrag and the Task of Philosophy after Postmodernity, page 71:
      In spite of the apodeictism of these statements, Foucault never articulates a fully coherent position on sexual repression.