metaphysician

noun

meta·​phy·​si·​cian ˌme-tə-fə-ˈzi-shən How to pronounce metaphysician (audio)
: a student of or specialist in metaphysics

Examples of metaphysician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web History is the concrete body of a development, with its moments of intensity, its lapses, its extended periods of feverish agitation, its fainting spells; and only a metaphysician would seek its soul in the distant ideality of the origin. Matthew Karp, Harper's Magazine, 22 June 2021 Broadsheets of the era carried listings for spirit boards, erotic elixirs and an endless parade of enterprising metaphysicians. Sam Kestenbaum, New York Times, 8 Nov. 2019 Taylor is always happy to discuss his favorite philosopher, the 18th-century German metaphysician Immanuel Kant, and his study of moral objectives. Joan Niesen, SI.com, 6 Sep. 2019 My mother was a terrific metaphysician, passionate about the world around her and the lives of others. Susan Fekete, Longreads, 7 Mar. 2018 Bannon's reading eventually led him to the work of René Guénon, an early-20th- century French occultist and metaphysician who was raised a Roman Catholic, practiced Freemasonry, and later became a Sufi Muslim who observed the Sharia. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, 19 July 2017 Bannon’s reading eventually led him to the work of René Guénon, an early-20th-​century French occultist and metaphysician who was raised a Roman Catholic, practiced Freemasonry, and later became a Sufi Muslim who observed the Sharia. Joshua Green, The Hive, 17 July 2017 Occasionally metaphysics invades politics, to the surprise even of metaphysicians like me. Crispin Sartwell, WSJ, 5 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of metaphysician was in the 15th century

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“Metaphysician.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metaphysician. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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