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aporia (əˈpɔːrɪə)
1.  rhetoric a doubt, real or professed, about what to do or say
2.  philosophy puzzlement occasioned by the raising of philosophical objections without any proffered solutions, esp in the works of Socrates
[C16: from Greek, literally: a state of being at a loss]

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Main Entry:  aporetic
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  tending to doubt
Example:  The aporetic voice is that which expresses wonder and perplexity.
Etymology:  from a Greek word meaning 'to be at a loss'
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Word Origin & History

c.1600, from Fr. aporetique, from Gk. aporetikos, from aporeein "to be at a loss," from aporos "impassable," from a-, privative prefix, + poros "passage" (see pore (n.)). Aporia is attested from 1580s, from L., from Gk. aporia, noun of state from aporos.
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