Philosophic
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. [1913 Webster]

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  • philosophic — [fil΄ə säf′ik] adj. 〚L philosophicus < Gr philosophikos〛 1. of or according to philosophy or philosophers 2. devoted to or learned in philosophy 3. like or suited for a philosopher 4. sensibly composed or calm, as in a difficult situation;… …   Universalium

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  • philosophic — [fil΄ə säf′ik] adj. [L philosophicus < Gr philosophikos] 1. of or according to philosophy or philosophers 2. devoted to or learned in philosophy 3. like or suited for a philosopher 4. sensibly composed or calm, as in a difficult situation;… …   English World dictionary

  • philosophic — philosophical / philosophic [adj1] thinking deeply, rationally abstract, cogitative, deep, erudite, judicious, learned, logical, pensive, profound, rational, reflective, sagacious, sapient, theoretical, thoughtful, wise; concept 402 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

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  • philosophic — philosophical ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the study of philosophy. 2) calm in difficult circumstances. DERIVATIVES philosophic adjective philosophically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • philosophic — adjective 1. of or relating to philosophy or philosophers (Freq. 2) philosophical writing a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology • Syn: ↑philosophical • Pertains to noun: ↑philosophy ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • philosophic — adjective see philosophical …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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