philosophical

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

Definition of philosophical

  1. 1a :  of or relating to philosophers or philosophyb :  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

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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.

15th Century

First Known Use of philosophical

15th century

Variants of philosophical

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philosophic

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PHILOSOPHICAL Defined for English Language Learners

philosophical

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

Definition of philosophical for English Language Learners

  • : of, relating to, or based on philosophy

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


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

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Variants of philosophical

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philosophic

\-ˈsä-fik\


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