Definitions for philosopheˈfɪl əˌsɒf, ˌfɪl əˈzɒf; Fr. fi lɔˈzɔf; -ˌsɒfs, -ˈzɒfs; Fr. -ˈzɔf

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

phil•o•sopheˈfɪl əˌsɒf, ˌfɪl əˈzɒf; Fr. fi lɔˈzɔf; -ˌsɒfs, -ˈzɒfs; Fr. -ˈzɔf(n.)(pl.)-sophes

  1. a French intellectual or social philosopher of the 18th century, as Rousseau or Voltaire.

    Category: Philosphy

Origin of philosophe:

1770–80; < F


  1. philosophe(Noun)

    any of the leading philosophers or intellectuals of the 18th century French Enlightenment.

  2. philosophe(Noun)

    an incompetent philosopher; a philosophaster.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Philosophe(noun)

    a philosophaster; a philosopher

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Philosophe

    name for a philosopher of the school of 18th century Enlightenment, represented by the Encyclopedists (q. v.) of France; the class have been characterised by the delight they took in outraging the religious sentiment. See Aufklärung and Illumination, The.

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(of a person) calm, not easily upset or worried

He's had a lot of bad luck, but he's philosophical about it.

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