am•big•nos•tic (ām-bĭg-nŏs’tĭk)

adjective

  1. Holding several, often contradictory, beliefs, sometimes simultaneously and occasionally quite consciously.

noun

  1. A person who can’t or won’t commit to a consistent worldview.

Origin:

Portmanteau coinage, blending “ambiguous” with “agnostic.”  Influenced by Robert Anton Wilson’s notion of shifting reality-tunnels, with a nod to Lewis Carroll’s White Queen, the term carries a connotation of self-deprecation.

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