adjective Etymology: Greek thetikos of a proposition, from tithenai to lay down — more at do Date: 1815 constituting or beginning with a poetic thesis <
a thetic syllable
thetically adverb

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  • thetic — [thet′ik] adj. [Gr thetikos, fit for placing < thetos, placed < base of tithenai: see DO1] set forth dogmatically; prescribed: also thetical thetically adv …   English World dictionary

  • thetic — thetically, adv. /thet ik, thee tik/, adj. positive; dogmatic. Also, thetical. [1670 80; < Gk thetikós, equiv. to thet(ós) placed, set (verbid of tithénai to lay down) + ikos IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • thetic — adjective a) Of or pertaining to a thesis (in prosody) b) Dogmatic Ant: nonthetic …   Wiktionary

  • thetic — thet·ic …   English syllables

  • thetic — thet•ic [[t]ˈθɛt ɪk, ˈθi tɪk[/t]] also thet′i•cal adj. positive; dogmatic • Etymology: 1670–80; < Gk thetikós=thet(ós) placed, set (v. adj. of tithénai to put down) + ikos ic thet′i•cal•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • thetic — /ˈθɛtɪk/ (say thetik) adjective positive; dogmatic. Also, thetical. {Greek thetikos, from thetos placed} –thetically, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • thetic —   a. prescriptive; pertaining to metrical stress …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • thetic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • ˌgeneral anaesˈthetic — noun [C/U] a substance that a doctor puts into your body so that you will sleep and not feel any pain during an operation …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • ˌlocal ˌanaesˈthetic — noun [C/U] a drug which is given to you to stop you feeling pain in one part of your body See: general anaesthetic …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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