Pronounced: aw-TAHK-thuh-nuhs, adj
Notes: I’ve run into this word someplace, but I couldn’t define it
The word Hobbesian means
- of or relating to Thomas Hobbes or his ideas
- grim, selfish, unrestrained, etc
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.