philosophical
also philosophic adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. of or relating to philosophers or philosophy b. based on philosophy 2. characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; specifically calm or unflinching in the face of trouble, defeat, or loss • philosophically adverb

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