Definitions

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  • adj. Related to, or characteristic of, Dr. Benjamin Spock and/or his parenting philosophy.
  • adj. Related to, or characteristic of, the character Spock from Star Trek.

Etymologies

Spock +‎ -ian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In true Spockian fashion, he wanted to think it through.

    BARGAINING WITH THE DEVIL

  • We were now deep in a Spockian process of thinking things through—trying to solve a hard problem with all the creativity we could muster.

    BARGAINING WITH THE DEVIL

  • Its Spockian arguments like this that give libertarianism its badname.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Against Nationalism

  • Actually, this characterization flows from the persistent conservative attack on the '60s generation as the product of supposed Spockian "permissiveness," based on our opposition to an unjust war and our engagement with mass movements against segregation, racism, sexism, poverty and homophobia and appropriately enough our support for the movement against ageism.

    NYT > Home Page

  • This is all well and good but the name it is referred to by "kitchen cabinet" does raise my eyebrow (admittedly much less formidable than the Igsters Spockian ones).

    Progressive Bloggers

  • You may think you’re en-gaging in pure Spockian analysis, but you may be fooling yourself.

    BARGAINING WITH THE DEVIL

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