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solipsism (ˈsɒlɪpˌsɪzəm Pronunciation for solipsism



  1. (philosophy) the extreme form of scepticism which denies the possibility of any knowledge other than of one's own existence

Derived Forms

ˈsolipsist noun, adjective
ˌsolipˈsistic adjective

Word Origin

C19: from Latin sōlus alone + ipse self

Example Sentences Including 'solipsism'

Forget the solipsism of yoga, ballet is about practising to perform.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
Home could stand above the unseemly solipsism of his juniors.
Simon Ball THE GUARDSMEN (2004)
I have been toppled by my own monstrous solipsism , hoodwinked by the belief that everything revolves around me.
Alex George LOVE YOU MADLY (2002)
Now, compare Monologue with the bitter, passionate solipsism of Krapp's Last Tape, the portrait of a man diving down into his soul.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)


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