Aporetic



adjective

tending to doubt
Examples

The aporetic voice is that which expresses wonder and perplexity.
Word Origin

from a Greek word meaning ‘to be at a loss’
adj.

c.1600, from French aporetique, from Greek aporetikos, from aporeein “to be at a loss,” from aporos “impassable, impracticable, very difficult; hard to deal with; at a loss,” from a-, privative prefix (see a- (3)), + poros “passage” (see pore (n.)).

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  • Aporiae

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