metaphysician

noun
meta·​phy·​si·​cian | \ ˌme-tə-fə-ˈzi-shən How to pronounce metaphysician (audio) \

Definition of metaphysician

: a student of or specialist in metaphysics

Examples of metaphysician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Broadsheets of the era carried listings for spirit boards, erotic elixirs and an endless parade of enterprising metaphysicians. Sam Kestenbaum, New York Times, "Keano Is N.Y.’s Most Famous and Mysterious Subway Psychic. I Found Her.," 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, "The Insatiable Curiosity of Jonathan Taylor Drives His Relentless Dominance," 6 Sep. 2019 My mother was a terrific metaphysician, passionate about the world around her and the lives of others. Susan Fekete, Longreads, "The Stuff That Came Between Mom and Me: A Story About Hoarding," 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, "What's Behind Bannon?," 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. vanityfair.com, "Inside the Secret, Strange Origins of Steve Bannon’s Nationalist Fantasia," 17 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, "Inside the Secret, Strange Origins of Steve Bannon’s Nationalist Fantasia," 17 July 2017 Occasionally metaphysics invades politics, to the surprise even of metaphysicians like me. Crispin Sartwell, WSJ, "Let’s Get Metaphysical About Trump and the ‘Post-Truth Era’," 5 May 2017

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First Known Use of metaphysician

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Metaphysician.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metaphysician. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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