Origin of apodicticClassical Latin apodicticus ; from Classical Greek apodeiktikos, proving clearly ; from apodeiknynai, to show by argument ; from apo-, from + deiknynai, to show
Origin of apodicticLatin apod&imacron;cticus, from Greek apodeiktikos, from apodeiktos, demonstrable, from apodeiknunai, to demonstrate : apo-, apo- + deiknunai, to show; see deik- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more apodictic, superlative most apodictic)
- Incontrovertible; demonstrably true or certain.
- A style of argument, in which a person presents their reasoning as categorically true, even if it is not necessarily so.
- Don't be so apodictic! You haven't considered several facets of the question.
- (theology, Biblical studies) absolute and without explanation, as in a command from God like "Thou shalt not kill!"
From the Latin apodīcticus (“proving clearly”, “demonstrative”), from the Ancient Greek ἀποδεικτικός (apodeiktikos, “affording proof”, “demonstrative”), from ἀποδείκνυμι (apodeiknumi, “I demonstrate”).