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philosophical

[fil-uh-sof-i-kuh l] /ˌfɪl əˈsɒf ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to philosophy:
philosophical studies.
2.
versed in or occupied with philosophy.
3.
proper to or befitting a philosopher.
4.
rationally or sensibly calm, patient, or composed.
5.
Rare. of or pertaining to natural philosophy or physical science.
Also, philosophic.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English: learned, pertaining to alchemy < Latin philosophic(us) (< Greek philosophikós; see philosopher, -ic) + -al1
Related forms
philosophically, adverb
philosophicalness, noun
antiphilosophic, adjective
antiphilosophical, adjective
antiphilosophically, adverb
nonphilosophic, adjective
nonphilosophical, adjective
nonphilosophically, adverb
pseudophilosophical, adjective
quasi-philosophical, adjective
quasi-philosophically, adverb
semiphilosophic, adjective
semiphilosophical, adjective
semiphilosophically, adverb
unphilosophic, adjective
unphilosophical, adjective
unphilosophically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for antiphilosophic

philosophical

/ˌfɪləˈsɒfɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
2.
reasonable, wise, or learned
3.
calm and stoical, esp in the face of difficulties or disappointments
4.
(formerly) of or relating to science or natural philosophy
Derived Forms
philosophically, adverb
philosophicalness, noun
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Word Origin and History for antiphilosophic

philosophical

adj.

late 14c.; see philosophy + -ical. Related: Philosophically.

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