Definitions for philosophical
ˌfɪl əˈsɒf ɪ kəlphilo·soph·i·cal
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word philosophical.
of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
"philosophical writing"; "a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology"
characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
"philosophical resignation"; "a philosophic attitude toward life"
Of, or pertaining to, philosophy.
Rational; analytic or critically-minded; thoughtful.
Detached, calm, stoic.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: philosophique, Fr. from philosophy.
Others in virtue plac’d felicity:
The stoic last in philosophick pride
By him call’d virtue; and his virtuous man,
Wise, perfect in himself, and all possessing. John Milton.
How could our chymick friends go on
To find the philosophick stone. Matthew Prior.
When the safety of the publick is endangered, the appearance of a philosophical or affected indolence must arise either from stupidity or perfidiousness. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.
We have our philosophical persons to make modern and familiar, things supernatural and causeless. William Shakespeare.
Acquaintance with God is not a speculative knowledge, built on abstracted reasonings about his nature and essence, such as philosophical minds often busy themselves in, without reaping from thence any advantage towards regulating their passions, but practical knowledge. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.
This is what nature’s wants may well suffice:
But since among mankind so few there are,
Who will conform to philosophick fare,
I’ll mingle something of our times to please. John Dryden.
of or pertaining to philosophy; versed in, or imbued with, the principles of philosophy; hence, characterizing a philosopher; rational; wise; temperate; calm; cool
Etymology: [L. philosophicus: cf. F. philosophique.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'philosophical' in Adjectives Frequency: #852
The numerical value of philosophical in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of philosophical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
The real question of government versus private enterprise is argued on too philosophical and abstract a basis. Theoretically, planning may be good. But nobody has ever figured out the cause of government stupidity and until they do (and find the cure) all ideal plans will fall into quicksand.
There is but one truly serious philosophical problem...
I sacrificed my philosophical stance in that moment.
God is the ultimate philosophical questioner, the one who asks the logically paradoxical ultimate philosophical question about the nature of his own existence.
The war in Vietnam threatened to tear our society apart, and the political and philosophical disagreements that separated each side continue, to some extent. It's been said that these memorials reflect a hunger for healing.
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- filosòficCatalan, Valencian
- rozumový, filozofickýCzech
- φιλοσοφική, φιλοσοφικόςGreek
- филозофски, философскиMacedonian
- wijsgerig, filosofischDutch
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