Definition of acataleptic in English:

acataleptic

noun

Philosophy
  • An adherent of the doctrine of acatalepsy; a sceptic.

adjective

Philosophy
  • 1Incomprehensible, unknowable.

  • 2Of or relating to acatalepsy; adhering to the doctrine of acatalepsy, sceptical.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Pierce (d. 1691), dean of Salisbury and religious controversialist. From post-classical Latin acatalepticus from ancient Greek ἀκατάληπτος + classical Latin -icus. Compare French acataleptique.

Pronunciation:

acataleptic

/ˌeɪkatəˈlɛptɪk//əˌkatəˈlɛptɪk/