Etymology 1 Edit
+ Timon , from the 5th-century BC person -ian Timon of Athens (as described by Plutarch, Lucian, Aristophanes), possibly by way of William Shakespeare's play (c. 1607). Used by poet Timon of Athens John Langhorne in his translation of (1777). Plutarch's Lives
Timonian ( comparative , more Timonian superlative ) most Timonian Of a form of bitter
misanthropy relating to Timonism, like Timon of Athens.
1983, M. R. Stopper, in Phronesis: 
[About Timon's account of Pyrrho's views.] The second Python Timonian passage is usually taken to come from his prose work, .
2001, Jonathan Barnes, in : Mind 
Aristocles is not citing Timon—and how near he keeps to any Timonian text we cannot judge.
: 1770, John Langhorne; Langhorne, William, , E. and C. Dilly, translation of original by Parallel Lives Plutarch, page 457
None of these things, however, disturbed him; for, at once abandoning his hopes and his cares, he left his Timonian retreat, and returned to Alexandria;
1939 June 13, “ Dr. Ezra Pound”, , page 22: The New York Times
Yesterday Hamilton College doctored Ezra Loomis Pound, the Idaho lad who was graduated from it in 1905. In his habitual Timonian mood he has, time and time again, taken the hide off American professors.
: 1962, Vladimir Nabokov, , New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, Index (written by the author, part of the narrative) (Repr. Vintage Books, 1989, Pale Fire: A Novel ISBN 0-679-72342-0.), page 308
Kinbote, Charles, Dr., [...]; his modesty, 34; his having no library in his Timonian cave, 39; his belief in his having inspired S, 42;
: 2002, Lawrence I. Berkove, A Prescription for Adversity: The Moral Art of Ambrose Bierce, Ohio State University Press, ISBN 978-0814208946, OL 11352634M, Introduction, page xiv
Like Swift, whom he admired and imitated and with whom he had much in common, Bierce was a man who hated boldly and well and yet was not a Timonian misanthrope.
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Related terms Edit
Of a form of bitter misanthropy
Etymology 2 Edit
+ Timon , from a 3rd-century BC disciple of Pyrrho, Skeptic philosopher and satirist -an Timon of Phlius (c. 320 – c. 230 BC).
Timonian ( comparative , more Timonian superlative ) most Timonian
Of or relating to Skeptic philosopher
Timon of Phlius, his life, works, style, or ideas.
of or relating to Timon of Phlius
Etymology 3 Edit
From the name of French priest Joseph-Marie Timon-David (1823-1891) and the Sacred Heart congregation he founded in 1864.
Timonian ( comparative , more Timonian superlative ) most Timonian Of or relating to the French Catholic Sacred Heart congregation founded by Joseph-Marie Timon-David.
Of or relating to the congregation of Timon-David
Timonian ( plural ) Timonians A member of the French Catholic Sacred Heart congregation founded by Joseph-Marie Timon-David.
Member of the congregation of Timon-David
^ M. R. Stopper, "Schizzi Pirroniani [review of Lo scetticismo antico by Gabriele Giannantoni]" ( JSTOR 4182180), Critical Notice in Phronesis, Vol. 28, No. 3 (1983), p. 265-297, endnote 36, at Google Scholar.
^ Jonathan Barnes, "Pyrrho--his Antecedents and his Legacy. Richard Bett [review of the book from Oxford University Press, 2000]" ( doi:10.1093/mind/110.440.1043), in (ISSN 0026-4423, e-ISSN 1460-2113), Vol. 110, Nr. 440, p. 1043-1046, Mind at Google Scholar. Last modified on 9 October 2013, at 13:56