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- adj. Of a form of bitter misanthropy related to Timonism, like Timon of Athens.
- adj. Pertaining or related to Timon of Phlius, his life, works, style, or ideas.
Timon + -an, from the 5th-century BC person Timon of Athens (as described by Plutarch, Lucian, Aristophanes), possibly by way of William Shakespeare's play Timon of Athens (c. 1607). Used by John Toland in a letter (c. 1710-1722), apparently as a rare word or neologism. Used by Thomas Amory in The Life of John Buncle, Vol. II (1766), as a regular word. (Wiktionary)
Timon + -an, from a 3rd-century BC disciple of Pyrrho, Skeptic philosopher and satirist Timon of Phlius (c. 320 – c. 230 BC). (Wiktionary)