agathokakological, adj. : Oxford English Dictionary


Pronunciation: 
Forms: 
1800s– agathokakological, 1900s– agathocacological. (Show Less)
Frequency (in current use): 
Show frequency band information
Origin: A borrowing from Greek, combined with a borrowing from Greek, combined with an English element. Etymons: Greek ἀγαθός  , Greek κακός  , .
Etymology: ἀγαθός good (see ) + κακός bad (see ) + .(Show Less)
rare.

1834   R. Southey II. 170  
For indeed upon the agathokakological globe there are opposite qualities always to be found.
2008  
(Nexis)
26 Oct. (Focus section) 88
  
Steven James..describes humans as agathokakological, which is the condition of being equal parts good and evil.

1834—2008(Hide quotations)

Back to top

This entry has been updated (OED Third Edition, September 2012; most recently modified version published online December 2021).

Sort by: Entry | Date


Content Protection by DMCA.com
Please Share