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pləˈtɒn ɪk, pleɪ-pla·ton·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Platonicadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of Plato or his philosophy

    "Platonic dialogues"

  2. platonicadjective

    free from physical desire

    "platonic love"


  1. Platonicadjective

    Of or relating to the ancient Greek philosopher Plato or his philosophies.

    Etymology: platonicus; surface analysis is Plato + -n- .

  2. platonicadjective

    Of or relating to the philosophical views of Plato and his successors.

    Etymology: platonicus; surface analysis is Plato + -n- .

  3. platonicadjective

    Not sexual in nature; platonic love.

    They are good friends, but the relationship is strictly platonic.

    Etymology: platonicus; surface analysis is Plato + -n- .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Platonicadjective

    alt. of Platonical

  2. Platonicnoun

    a follower of Plato; a Platonist

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Platonic

    -al, plā-ton′ik, -al, adj. pertaining to Plato, the Greek philosopher (about 427-347 B.C.), or to his philosophical opinions.—adv. Plāton′ically.—v.t. and v.i. Plā′tonise, to reason like Plato.—ns. Plā′tonism, the philosophical opinions of Plato; Plā′tonist, Plāton′ic, a follower of Plato.—Platonic love, the love of soul for soul, a love into which sensual desire is supposed not to enter at all.

Editors Contribution

  1. platonic

    A spiritual connection or relationship with a human being or universal being just to focus on shared goals or passion.

    We are able to have platonic relationships with others and remain loyal to our partner or spouse, its so easy.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 27, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of platonic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of platonic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of platonic in a Sentence

  1. Jordan Axani:

    It's strictly a platonic trip. It's going to be great.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Libido confuses us, while the subconscious forms platonic love that affects intuition. Subconsciously, we had to come to our soul mate, if it is in the brain program. The subconscious is a life scenario programmed by the influence of karma.

  3. Austin O'Malley:

    Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship, and I shall show you two old or homely faces.

  4. Contessa Bianca Bertolli:

    Men and women can have a platonic relationship and not make their spouses worry. It is when calls and meetings become secret that we need to start worrying if they are being true to us.

  5. Jordan Axani:

    It's totally platonic, do I think we'll become friends? Sure.

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