Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Beginning with, constituting, or relating to the thesis in prosody.
  • adjective Presented dogmatically; arbitrarily prescribed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In ancient prosody: Pertaining to the thesis, or metrically accented part of a foot.
  • Beginning with a thesis: opposed to anacrustic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a thesis (in prosody)
  • adjective Dogmatic

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek thetikos, from thetos, placed, from tithenai, to put; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • This meme is so thetic but I love it (although this one wasn't as funny). cephista

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  • This meme is so thetic but I love it (although this one wasn't as funny). cephista

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  • "That's terrible," Woodrow said, genuinely sympa - thetic.

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  • [Channelling generic LA teenager] I'm, like, sooo pa-thetic.

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  • In confronting the tradition of philosophy with his central insight of the radically finite temporality inherent in the Da-Sein experience, Heidegger discovers that the entire tradition of Occidental philosophy constituted a basic drift away from this chiaroscuro experience of be-ing and developed over the centuries into a metaphysics of permanent presence now coming to its perfection in the Ge-Stell syn-thetic com-positioning of modern technology in the form of global matrixes.

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  • In confronting the tradition of philosophy with his central insight of the radically finite temporality inherent in the Da-Sein experience, Heidegger discovers that the entire tradition of Occidental philosophy constituted a basic drift away from this chiaroscuro experience of be-ing and developed over the centuries into a metaphysics of permanent presence now coming to its perfection in the Ge-Stell syn-thetic com-positioning of modern technology in the form of global matrixes.

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  • The thetic and the anti-thetic have to meet and join in the synthetic.

    There has been a great misunderstanding and deliberate misreading of the fourfold society that the ancients saw

  • The thetic and the anti-thetic have to meet and join in the synthetic.

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  • Yet at the moment when these cigarettes are revealed to me as a dozen, I have a non-thetic consciousness of my adding activity.

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  • The military were closer in age to the demonstrators and many were black, and the demonstrators expected them to be more sympa-thetic.

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