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met·a·phys·i·cal

 (mĕt′ə-fĭz′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to metaphysics.
2. Based on speculative or abstract reasoning.
3. Immaterial or supernatural: angels and other metaphysical beings.
4. often Metaphysical Of or relating to the poetry of a group of 17th-century English poets whose verse is characterized by an intellectually challenging style and extended metaphors comparing very dissimilar things.

[Middle English metaphisicalle, from Medieval Latin metaphysicālis, from metaphysica, metaphysics; see metaphysics.]

met′a·phys′i·cal·ly adv.

metaphysical

(ˌmɛtəˈfɪzɪkəl)
adj
1. (Philosophy) relating to or concerned with metaphysics
2. (Philosophy) (of a statement or theory) having the form of an empirical hypothesis, but in fact immune from empirical testing and therefore (in the view of the logical positivists) literally meaningless
3. (popularly) abstract, abstruse, or unduly theoretical
4. incorporeal; supernatural
ˌmetaˈphysically adv

Metaphysical

(ˌmɛtəˈfɪzɪkəl)
adj
(Poetry) denoting or relating to certain 17th-century poets who combined intense feeling with ingenious thought and often used elaborate imagery and conceits. Notable among them were Donne, Herbert, and Marvell
n
(Poetry) a poet of this group

met•a•phys•i•cal

(ˌmɛt əˈfɪz ɪ kəl)

adj.
1. pertaining to or of the nature of metaphysics.
2. highly abstract, subtle, or abstruse.
3. of or pertaining to a 17th-century group of English poets who used extensive imaginative conceits and turns of wit.
4. beyond the physical; incorporeal or supernatural.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin]
met`a•phys′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.metaphysical - pertaining to or of the nature of metaphysicsmetaphysical - pertaining to or of the nature of metaphysics; "metaphysical philosophy"
2.metaphysical - without material form or substance; "metaphysical forces"
supernatural - not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"
3.metaphysical - highly abstract and overly theoretical; "metaphysical reasoning"
theoretic, theoretical - concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations; "theoretical science"

metaphysical

adjective
2. supernatural, spiritual, unreal, intangible, immaterial, incorporeal, impalpable, unsubstantial He was moved by a metaphysical sense quite alien to him.

metaphysical

adjective
2. Of, coming from, or relating to forces or beings that exist outside the natural world:
Translations

metaphysical

[ˌmetəˈfɪzɪkəl] ADJmetafísico

metaphysical

[ˌmɛtəˈfɪzɪkəl] adj [question] → métaphysique

metaphysical

adj, metaphysically
advmetaphysisch

metaphysical

[ˌmɛtəˈfɪzɪkl] adjmetafisico/a
References in classic literature ?
Her father liked the metaphysical streak which had unconsciously got into it, so that was allowed to remain though she had her doubts about it.
Another time, when Ernest had just said that the metaphysical philosophers could never stand the test of truth, Dr.
Personally, he was an intellectual moralist, and more offending to him than platitudinous pomposity was the morality of those about him, which was a curious hotchpotch of the economic, the metaphysical, the sentimental, and the imitative.