WOW #48 – Word Of The Week

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WOW #48 – Word Of The Week

Word:

Eclectic

Part Of Speech:

Adjective

Derivatives:

eclectic – noun; eclectics – plural noun; eclectically – adverb

Pronunciation:

eclec·​tic |  \ i-ˈklek-tik

Meaning:

  • deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
  • denoting or belonging to a class of ancient philosophers who did not belong to or found any recognized school of thought but selected doctrines from various schools of thought.
  • consisting of different types, methods, styles, etc.
  • composed of elements drawn from various sources
  • (as a noun) denoting or belonging to a class of ancient philosophers who did not belong to or found any recognised school of thought but selected doctrines from various schools of thought.
  • (as noun) a person who derives ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.

Related Phrases:

Synonyms:

  • assorted
  • heterogeneous
  • indiscriminate
  • kitchen-sink
  • magpie
  • miscellaneous
  • mixed
  • motley
  • patchwork
  • piebald
  • promiscuous
  • raggle-taggle
  • ragtag
  • varied

Antonyms:

  • homogeneous
  • narrow
  • dogmatic

Phrases/Informal Synonyms:

Word Origin:

late 17th century (as a term in philosophy): from Greek eklektikos, from eklegein ‘pick out’, from ek ‘out’ + legein ‘choose’.

Usage Note:

Use In Sentences:

  1. In Prem’s library, you will find an eclectic mix of books because he will read just about anything.
  2. The painter’s recent work is an eclectic collection of landscapes she has recently visited.
  3. India is an eclectic and diverse country with people from various caste, religion and cultural backgrounds.

I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way! If you want to check out more words like this, then visit my page:

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