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Word of the Day – Apanthropinisation

Apanthropinisation (noun)(rare)


The resignation of human concerns; complete withdrawal from the world and its associated problems.

The broadening of the ambit of one’s preoccupations and concerns away from a narrow focus on those things most palpably human and most closely pertinent to humanity; First used in 1880 by Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen a Canadian science writer and novelist, this word returned to the OED in 1989.

Example sentences

“Apanthropinisation is looking more and more attractive in the current climate.”

“He was a proponent of apanthropinisation and removed himself from society, living the rest of his life as a hermit.”

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