platonic love


platonic love

noun, often capitalized P

Definition of PLATONIC LOVE

1
:  love conceived by Plato as ascending from passion for the individual to contemplation of the universal and ideal
2
:  a close relationship between two persons in which sexual desire is nonexistent or has been suppressed or sublimated

First Known Use of PLATONIC LOVE

1631

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: Platonism
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Platonician
All Words Near: platonic love

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up platonic love? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).