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daɪˈɒdʒ əˌnizDio·genes

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Diogenesnoun

    an ancient Greek philosopher and Cynic who rejected social conventions (circa 400-325 BC)


  1. Diogenesnoun

    A Greek philosopher (c.412-c.323 BC). The most famous of Cynic philosophers.

    Etymology: From Διογένης.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diogenesnoun

    a Greek Cynic philosopher (412?-323 B. C.) who lived much in Athens and was distinguished for contempt of the common aims and conditions of life, and for sharp, caustic sayings

Editors Contribution

  1. diogenes

    Cursed of bad luck on life

    No matter how righteous you are with that name bad luck follows evil seems to find a person with that name it's a cursed name.

    Submitted by anonymous on January 6, 2020  

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  1. Diogenes

    The most foolish man who ever lived. He endeavored to find something with a lantern which could not even be located with a searchlight. Ambition: A brighter lantern. Recreation: Cleaning globes. Address: Tub. Epitaph: Here Lies A Man Who Attempted The Impossible.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Diogenes in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Diogenes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Diogenes in a Sentence

  1. James Scott:

    I watch Fox news for the comedy, MSNBC when I need to be reminded that mind midgets exist and CNN when I want to check out the latest in media lies and special interest propaganda. On the other 364 days of the year I read the American transcendentalists, David Hume, Rene Descartes, Immanuel Kant, Niccolo Machiavelli and Diogenes of Sinope.

  2. Laertius Diogenes:

    'Bury me on my face,' said Diogenes and when he was asked why, he replied, 'Because in a little while everything will be turned upside down.'

  3. John W. Gardner:

    When Alexander the Great visited Diogenes and asked whether he could do anything for the famed teacher, Diogenes replied 'Only stand out of my light.' Perhaps some day we shall know how to heighten creativity. Until then, one of the best things we can do for creative men and women is to stand out of their light.

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    • A. articulate
    • B. epidemic
    • C. ambidextrous
    • D. butch

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