Crossword clues for philosophical
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Philosophic \Phil`o*soph"ic\, Philosophical \Phil`o*soph"ic*al\, a. [L. philosophicus: cf. F. philosophique.] Of or pertaining to philosophy; versed in, or imbued with, the principles of philosophy; hence, characterizing a philosopher; rational; wise; temperate; calm; cool. -- Phil`o*soph"ic*al*ly, adv.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c.; see philosophy + -ical. Related: Philosophically.
a. 1 Of, or pertaining to, philosophy. 2 rational; analytic or critically-minded; thoughtful. 3 detached, calm, stoic.
adj. of or relating to philosophy or philosophers; "philosophical writing"; "a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology" [syn: philosophic]
characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment; "philosophical resignation"; "a philosophic attitude toward life" [syn: philosophic]
characteristic of or imbued with the attitude of a philosopher or based on philosophy; "that breadth of outlook that distinguishes the philosophic mind"; "their differences were philosophical" [syn: philosophic] [ant: nonphilosophical]
Usage examples of "philosophical".
In Rome in the early years, Christians often paraded their ignorance and lack of education, associating independent philosophical thinking with the sin of pride.
Moreover, Padmasambhava warns that without having developed a high degree of attentional stability and vividness, even if one apprehends the nature of awareness, it remains only an object of intellectual understanding, leading merely to philosophical discourse at best and dogmatism at worst.
Moreover, all these Buddhist philosophical schools share in common a wide range of contemplative practices, such as techniques for enhancing attentional stability and vividness.
Her Hands ignored this philosophical inquiry and proceeded to make room for herself at the hearth, swinging her solid little bum deftly back and forth like a battering ram.
To thee, and to the philosophical Strode, To vouchesafe, where need is, to correct, Of your benignities and zeales good.
One hundred years before the birth of Christ, a philosophical treatise, which manifestly betrays the style and sentiments of the school of Plato, was produced by the Alexandrian Jews, and unanimously received as a genuine and valuable relic of the inspired Wisdom of Solomon.
There is no method of reasoning more common, and yet none more blameable, than, in philosophical disputes, to endeavour the refutation of any hypothesis, by a pretence of its dangerous consequences to religion and morality.
I was listening to the philosophical discourses of the Bonze, every word of which I heard and understood, and was trying to laugh him to scorn.
She sounded quite philosophical about it, and yet Brat could have sworn that when he came up she had tears in her eyes.
Ferraris farm Bray sang a little and muttered certain philosophical remarks about the fact that there were probably no really important events in any one area of the universe.
To which is added historical, philosophical, and explanatory notes, translated from the French of Raymond de St.
With historical, philosophical, critical, and explanatory notes, from Raymond de St.
Philosophical Transactions contain the account of a case of hydronephrosis in which there were 240 pounds of water in the sac.
The first is a hypostatized legend, the second a metaphysical personification, the third a philosophical hypothesis.
To this epoch of ardent abstractions and impassioned logomachies belongs the philosophical reign of Julian, an illuminatus and Initiate of the first order, who believed in the unity of God and the universal Dogma of the Trinity, and regretted the loss of nothing of the old world but its magnificent symbols and too graceful images.