capitalized : of, relating to, or characteristic of Plato or Platonism
a : relating to or based on platonic love; also : experiencing or professing platonic love
b : of, relating to, or being a relationship marked by the absence of romance or sex
Examples of PLATONIC
- They had a platonic friendship, not a romantic one.
- Our relationship was strictly platonic.
- Whereas in the more northerly clime of England the courtly lover of Malory and the Round Table tended to platonic adoration from afar, the Parisian woman already expected—and received—more earthly devotion. —Alistair Horne, Seven Ages of Paris, 2002
- Relax. The Three Phils are strictly platonic. Yet three-pal business relationships are just as vulnerable to messy implosions as their romantic counterparts. —Anne Marie Cruz, ESPN, 7 Feb. 2000
- … before concluding that your PC is for work and not pleasure, try hooking up a couple of first-rate speakers and then planting yourself in the platonic ideal of the chair. —Fortune, Summer 1998
Origin of PLATONIC
from Greek platōnikos,
First Known Use: 1533
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