Pronounced: aw-TAHK-thuh-nuhs, adj

Notes: I’ve run into this word someplace, but I couldn’t define it

Yesterday’s word

The word Hobbesian means

  • of or relating to Thomas Hobbes or his ideas
  • grim, selfish, unrestrained, etc
First usage

This word came into usage in the late 1700s

Background / Comments

This word was named after English philosopher and author Thomas Hobbes; in his book Leviathan, he displayed a grim, dog-eat-dog view of human nature.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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