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philosophical

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adjective phil·o·soph·i·cal \ˌfi-lə-ˈsä-fi-kəl also -ˈzä-\

Simple Definition of philosophical

  • : of, relating to, or based on philosophy

  • : having a calm attitude toward a difficult or unpleasant situation

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of philosophical

  1. 1 a :  of or relating to philosophers or philosophy b :  based on philosophy

  2. 2 :  characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; specifically :  calm or unflinching in the face of trouble, defeat, or loss

philosophically

play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of philosophical in a sentence

  1. They got into a philosophical debate about what it means for something to be natural.

  2. He's trying to be philosophical about their decision since he knows he can't change it.



14th Century

First Known Use of philosophical

14th century

Variants of philosophical

also

philosophic

play \-fik\

PHILOSOPHICAL Defined for Kids

philosophical

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adjective phil·o·soph·i·cal \ˌfi-lə-ˈsä-fi-kəl\

Definition of philosophical for Students

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the study of basic ideas about knowledge, right and wrong, reasoning, and the value of things

  2. 2 :  showing wisdom and calm when faced with misfortune

philosophically

adverb


Variants of philosophical

also

philosophic

\-ˈsä-fik\


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