Hobbesian [hob-zee-uh n] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a person who believes in or advocates the principles of Thomas Hobbes.


  1. of, relating to, or recalling the principles of Thomas Hobbes.

Origin of Hobbesian First recorded in 1770–80; Hobbes + -ian Examples from the Web for hobbesian Contemporary Examples of hobbesian

  • The disasters that follow her freeing the vast slave cities of the eastern deserts teach her some very Hobbesian lessons.

    Daenerys Goes to Washington: The Modern Politics of ‘Game of Thrones’

    Jedediah Purdy

    April 8, 2014

  • Men are more likely to have unrealistic expectations that they would succeed, rather than fail, in this Hobbesian state.

    Why Aren’t There More Women Libertarians, Ctd?

    Justin Green

    January 8, 2013

  • But those kinds of decisions are going to set off a sort of Hobbesian war of all-against-all within the Democratic coalition.

    Is Demography Destiny?

    Megan McArdle

    November 7, 2012

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