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 (fĭl′ə-sŏf′ĭ-kəl) also phil·o·soph·ic (-ĭk)
1. Of, relating to, or based on a system of philosophy.
2. Characteristic of a philosopher, as in equanimity, enlightenment, and wisdom.

phil′o·soph′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˌfɪləˈsɒfɪkəl) or


1. (Philosophy) 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
ˌphiloˈsophically adv
ˌphiloˈsophicalness n


(ˌfɪl əˈsɒf ɪ kəl)

also phil`o•soph′ic,

1. of or pertaining to philosophy.
2. versed in or occupied with philosophy.
3. proper to or befitting a philosopher.
4. sensibly calm or rational.
[1350–1400; Middle English: learned, pertaining to alchemy < Latin philosophic(us) (< Greek philosophikós]
phil`o•soph′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.philosophical - of or relating to philosophy or philosophers; "philosophical writing"; "a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology"
2.philosophical - characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment; "philosophical resignation"; "a philosophic attitude toward life"
unemotional - unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion


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[ˌfɪləˈsɒfɪkəl] ADJfilosófico
she was philosophical about the delayse tomó el retraso con filosofía


[ˌfɪləˈsɒfɪkəl] adj
[discussion, questions, writings] → philosophique
[attitude, approach] → philosophique
to be philosophical about sth → prendre qch avec philosophie
Lewis had grown philosophical about life → Lewis prenait maintenant la vie avec philosophie.


[ˌfɪləˈsɒfɪkl] adj (also) (fig) → filosofico/a
he's been very philosophical about it → l'ha presa con molta filosofia


(fiˈlosəfi) plural phiˈlosophies noun
1. the search for knowledge and truth, especially about the nature of man and his behaviour and beliefs. moral philosophy.
2. a particular system of philosophical theories. I have a very simple philosophy (=attitude to life) – enjoy life!
phiˈlosopher noun
a person who studies philosophy, especially one who develops a particular set of theories. Rousseau was a famous philosopher.
ˌphiloˈsophical, ˌphiloˈsophic (-ˈso-) adjective
1. of philosophy. a philosophical discussion; philosophical works.
2. (of a person) calm, not easily upset or worried. He's had a lot of bad luck, but he's philosophical about it.
ˌphiloˈsophically adverb
phiˈlosophize, phiˈlosophise verb
to think about or discuss the nature of man, the purpose of life etc. He spends all his time philosophizing and never does any work.
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By-and-by, when you've got a name, you can afford to digress, and have philosophical and metaphysical people in your novels," said Amy, who took a strictly practical view of the subject.
With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
One could not stand and watch very long without becoming philosophical, without beginning to deal in symbols and similes, and to hear the hog squeal of the universe.
The thought was forced upon me: "The ras- cals -- THEY have served other people so in their day; it being their own turn, now, they were not expecting any better treatment than this; so their philosophical bearing is not an outcome of mental training, intellec- tual fortitude, reasoning; it is mere animal training; they are white Indians.
He had been a widower for many years past, and made no secret of his philosophical resignation to the loss of his wife.
My aunt concluded this philosophical summary, by fixing her eyes with a kind of triumph on Agnes, whose colour was gradually returning.
The lull had a sedative and philosophical influence on Joe, who followed me out into the road to say, as a parting observation that might do me good, "On the Rampage, Pip, and off the Rampage, Pip - such is Life
About marriage and the law of happiness in that blessed estate, they boasted the latest philosophical patents.
Agatha, reckless of dusty stockings, waded through the heaps of fallen leaves with the delight of a child paddling in the sea; Gertrude picked her steps carefully, and the rest tramped along, chatting subduedly, occasionally making some scientific or philosophical remark in a louder tone, in order that Miss Wilson might overhear and give them due credit.
I chiefly wanted to know, to what cause, in art or in nature, it owed its several motions, whereof I will now give a philosophical account to the reader.
But a nation of philosophers is as little to be expected as the philosophical race of kings wished for by Plato.
The charges against Communism made from a religious, a philosophical, and, generally, from an ideological standpoint, are not deserving of serious examination.