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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pretender to philosophical knowledge; an incompetent philosopher.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A pretender to philosophy.

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  • noun a pretender to philosophy; a petty or charlatan philosopher.


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Latin philosophaster, from philosophus ("philosopher"), and -aster ("little', 'partial'")


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  • Shylock chimes with the jewbaiting that followed the hanging and quartering of the queen's leech Lopez, his jew's heart being plucked forth while the sheeny was yet alive: _Hamlet_ and _Macbeth_ with the coming to the throne of a Scotch philosophaster with a turn for witchroasting.

    Ulysses James Joyce 1911


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  • or philosfaster: to break from philosophy

    November 7, 2009