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Definition of "philosophical" []

  • Of, relating to, or based on a system of philosophy. (adjective)
  • Characteristic of a philosopher, as in equanimity, enlightenment, and wisdom. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "philosophical" in a sentence
  • "‘I imagine, ’ he said, ‘that no sort of activity is likely to be lasting if it is not founded on self-interest, that’s a universal principle, a philosophical principle, ’ he said, repeating the word ‘philosophical’ with determination, as though wishing to show that he had as much right as any one else to talk of philosophy."
  • "The suggestion won't end the debate over Dos Santos's roster decisions, which he called a philosophical matter."
  • "ABOUT ONCE OR TWICE each year I sat Ian down for what I called a philosophical discussion about archaeology."