Hobbesian
adjective Date: 1776 of or relating to the English philosopher Thomas Hobbes or Hobbism

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  • hobbist — I. ˈhäbə̇st noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized : a follower of Hobbes or advocate of Hobbism II. adjective Usage: usually capitalized : hobbesian * * * Hobbˈist …   Useful english dictionary

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