简明英汉词典

agnostic
[A^5nCstik]
n.
[哲]不可知论者

美国传统词典[双解]

agnostic
ag.nos.tic
AHD:[2g-n?s“t1k]
D.J.[#g6n%stik]
K.K.[#g6n$st!k]
n.(名词)
One who believes that there can be no proof of the existence of God but does not deny the possibility that God exists.
不可知论者:相信无法证实上帝的存在但又不否认上帝存在可能性的人
adj.(形容词)

(1)

Relating to or being an agnostic.
不可知论的:不可知论者的或与之有关的

(2)

Noncommittal:
不表明意见的,不明朗的:
“I favored European unity, but I was agnostic about the form it should take”(Henry A. Kissinger)
“我赞成欧洲的统一,但对其所应采取的形式我不发表看法”(亨利..基辛格)

语源

(1)

a- 1
a-1

(2)

Gnostic
Gnostic

继承用法

agnostically
adv.(副词)

注释
An agnostic does not deny the existence of God and heaven, for example, but rather holds that one cannot know for certain if they exist or not. The term agnostic was fittingly coined by the 19th-century British scientist Thomas H. Huxley, who believed that only material phenomena were objects of exact knowledge. He made up the word from the prefix a-, meaning “without, not,” as in amoral, and the noun Gnostic. Gnostic is related to the Greek word gn?, “knowledge,” which was used by early Christian writers to mean “higher, esoteric knowledge of spiritual things”; hence, Gnostic referred to those with such knowledge. In coining the term agnostic, Huxley was considering as “Gnostics” a group of his fellow intellectuals—“ists,” as he called them— who had eagerly embraced various doctrines or theories that explained the world to their satisfaction. Because he was a “man without a rag of a label to cover himself with,” Huxley coined the term agnostic for himself, its first published use being in 1870.
举例来说,不可知论者并不否认上帝和天堂的存在,但却认为无法确切知道他们的存在与否。术语agnostic 这个词是由19世纪的英国科学家托马斯·H·赫胥黎巧妙地创造出来的, 他认为只有物质现象才是确切意识的对象。他用意为“没有,无”的前缀a-, 如在 amoral 中和名词 Gnostic造词。 Gnostic与希腊词 gnosis 有关,指“意识”, 曾被早期的基督教作家用来表达“关于精神玄奥的、神秘的意识”。 因此agnostic 就指那些有这类意识的人。 在创造agnostic 这个词时,赫胥黎把他的同伴知识分子──“学家”,认为是“可知论者”,就象他这样称呼他们一样── 他们急切地吸收各种信条或理论来随意地解释世界。因为赫胥黎“是个没有任何标签来掩饰自己的人”, 他为自己创造了agnostic 这个词,1870年这个词首次用于出版物中

现代英汉词典

agnostic
[A^5nRstIk]
adj.
不可知论的

词性变化

agnostic
n.
不可知论者

现代英汉综合大辞典

agnostic
[A^5nCstik]
adj.
【哲】不可知论的

词性变化

agnostic
[A^5nCstik]
n.
不可知论者

继承用法

agnostically
adv.

agnosticism
[A^`nCstIsIzEm]
n.
不可知论

美国传统词典

agnostic
ag.nos.tic
AHD:[2g-n?s“t1k]
D.J.[#g6n%stik]
K.K.[#g6n$st!k]
n.
One who believes that there can be no proof of the existence of God but does not deny the possibility that God exists.
adj.

(1)

Relating to or being an agnostic.

(2)

Noncommittal:
“I favored European unity, but I was agnostic about the form it should take”(Henry A. Kissinger)

语源

(1)

a- 1

(2)

Gnostic

继承用法

agnostically
adv.

注释
An agnostic does not deny the existence of God and heaven, for example, but rather holds that one cannot know for certain if they exist or not. The term agnostic was fittingly coined by the 19th-century British scientist Thomas H. Huxley, who believed that only material phenomena were objects of exact knowledge. He made up the word from the prefix a-, meaning “without, not,” as in amoral, and the noun Gnostic. Gnostic is related to the Greek word gn?, “knowledge,” which was used by early Christian writers to mean “higher, esoteric knowledge of spiritual things”; hence, Gnostic referred to those with such knowledge. In coining the term agnostic, Huxley was considering as “Gnostics” a group of his fellow intellectuals—“ists,” as he called them— who had eagerly embraced various doctrines or theories that explained the world to their satisfaction. Because he was a “man without a rag of a label to cover himself with,” Huxley coined the term agnostic for himself, its first published use being in 1870.

英汉化学大词典

agnostic
n.不可知论者;adj.不可知论者的

英汉计算机大词典

agnostic
n.不可知论者;adj.不可知论者的

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