platonic love

noun, often capitalized P

Definition of platonic love

  1. 1 :  love conceived by Plato as ascending from passion for the individual to contemplation of the universal and ideal

  2. 2 :  a close relationship between two persons in which sexual desire is nonexistent or has been suppressed or sublimated

1631

First Known Use of platonic love

1631

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