Word – Eclectic
Eclectic – Word of the Day
[adjective]: Taking ideas, taste or style from varying range of sources
[noun]: A person who takes ideas, taste or style from varying range of sources
[philosophy]: A class of ancient philosophers who did not belong to any one school of thought but many from a diverse range.
The word was formed back in the late 17th century. It is taken from a Greek word ‘eklektikos’ that is further created from another Greek word ‘eklegein’, where ek means ‘out’ and legein means ‘choose’. Together, eklegein gives the meaning of ‘pick out.’
1. Adjective examples – eclectic:
1. He doesn’t think systematically but is influenced by eclectic notions.
2.This is an eclectic neighbourhood.
3. Don’t be eclectic; think radically.
4. This newly opened restaurant is serving an eclectic mixture of poultry, seafood and vegetarian dishes.
5. Our professor is working hard on an eclectic range of projects to get the promotion he deserves.
2. Noun examples – eclecticism:
1. Eclecticism is gaining more popularity in the film industry.
2. The more you are influenced by eclecticism, the lesser you’ll represent your true self.
3. Make sure you put forth your own views and not the ones derived from eclecticism.
4. He is definitely a well-read and a well-experienced person. However, his philosophies and notions are no eclecticism.
5. You cannot really impose your conservative notions on her and she holds a major in eclecticism.
6. Your eclecticism holds importance and is not random.