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Gnos·tic

 (nŏs′tĭk)
adj.
1. gnostic Of, relating to, or possessing intellectual or spiritual knowledge.
2. Of or relating to Gnosticism.
n.
A believer in Gnosticism.

[Late Latin Gnōsticus, a Gnostic, from Late Greek Gnōstikos, from Greek gnōstikos, concerning knowledge, from gnōsis, knowledge; see gnosis.]

gnostic

(ˈnɒstɪk) or

gnostical

adj
(Philosophy) of, relating to, or possessing knowledge, esp esoteric spiritual knowledge
ˈgnostically adv

Gnostic

(ˈnɒstɪk)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) an adherent of Gnosticism
adj
(Ecclesiastical Terms) of or relating to Gnostics or to Gnosticism
[C16: from Late Latin Gnosticī the Gnostics, from Greek gnōstikos relating to knowledge, from gnōstos known, from gignōskein to know]

gnos•tic

(ˈnɒs tɪk)

adj. Also, gnos′ti•cal.
1. pertaining to knowledge.
2. possessing knowledge, esp. esoteric knowledge of spiritual matters.
3. (cap.) pertaining to or characteristic of the Gnostics.
n.
4. (cap.) a member of any of certain heretical early Christian mystical sects that claimed that matter was evil and denied that Christ had a natural corporeal existence.
[1555–65; < Late Latin Gnōsticī (pl.) < Greek gnōstikós (singular) pertaining to knowledge =gnōst(ós), v. adj. of gignṓskein to know + -ikos -ic]
gnos′ti•cal•ly, adv.
Gnos′ti•cism (-təˌsɪz əm) n.

gnostic

- Means "relating to knowledge" or "clever, knowing."
See also related terms for knowing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gnostic - an advocate of Gnosticism
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
Adj.1.Gnostic - of or relating to Gnosticism; "Gnostic writings"
2.gnostic - possessing intellectual or esoteric knowledge of spiritual things
agnostical, agnostic - uncertain of all claims to knowledge
Translations
gnostikergnostisk
gnosticgnostică

gnostic

[ˈnɒstɪk]
A. ADJgnóstico
B. Ngnóstico/a m/f
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Gnostically, it regards the world as it has been created as radically evil and its repudiation the possibility of a different, not yet existent one.
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