Author Topic: Word suggestion: energist  (Read 201 times)

Morbius

  • Paronomaniac
  • ******
  • Posts: 438
    • View Profile
Word suggestion: energist
« on: April 26, 2020, 10:00:02 AM »
Not accepted in yesterday's standard puzzle.  An energist is an adherent to the philosophy of energism, a concept in ethics in which self-realisation is the highest good (according to dictionary.com)  It's also the adjectival form of energism.  I'm not sure if energism is accepted in Chi.  If not, I'd suggest including it too.  Both, of course, are rare words.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2020, 10:29:07 AM by Morbius »

Alan W

  • Administrator
  • Eulexic
  • *****
  • Posts: 4017
  • Melbourne, Australia
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Word suggestion: energist
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2020, 03:09:57 PM »
Energism is not currently one of our words.

Energist and energism are both listed by Dictionary.com and the online Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster has a fuller definition of energism:

Quote
1   : a doctrine that certain phenomena (such as mental states) are explicable in terms of energy
2   : an ethical theory that the supreme good consists in the efficient exercise of normal human faculties rather than in happiness or pleasure : self-realizationism

Still puzzled? Me too. Maybe more understanding can be achieved by browsing through The Energist, the journal of The Guild of Energists. Or maybe not.

Anyhow, these seem to be real words, so they'll be allowed in future. May the Force be with you!
Alan Walker
Creator of Lexigame websites