Tuesday, May 28, 2002
Definitions for autodidact
- One who is self-taught.
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Citations for autodidact
He is our ultimate autodidact, a man who made himself from nothing into a lawyer, a legislator -- a president.
Consider the autodidact in Sartre's Nausea, who is somewhat unbelievably working his way alphabetically through an entire library.
Origin of autodidact
Autodidact is from Greek autodidaktos, "self-taught," from auto-, "self" + didaktos, "taught," from didaskein, "to teach."