platonic love
noun Usage: often capitalized P Date: 1631 1. love conceived by Plato as ascending from passion for the individual to contemplation of the universal and ideal 2. a close relationship between two persons in which sexual desire is nonexistent or has been suppressed or sublimated

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  • Platonic love — (Latin: amor platonicus ), in its modern popular sense, is a non sexual affectionaterelationship. [cite web | url = http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=platonic+love | title = Platonic love | publisher = Dictionary.com | accessdate = 2007 11 …   Wikipedia

  • Platonic love — Platonic Pla*ton ic, Platonical Pla*ton ic*al, a. [L. Platonicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. platonique.] 1. Of or pertaining to Plato, or his philosophy, school, or opinions. [1913 Webster] 2. Pure, passionless; nonsexual; philosophical. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • PLATONIC LOVE —    love between persons of different sexes, in which as being love of soul for soul no sexual passion intermingles; is so named agreeably to the doctrine of Plato, that a man finds his highest happiness when he falls in with another who is his… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Platonic love — love which does not involve sexual or sensual feelings …   English contemporary dictionary

  • platonic love — {n. phr.} Great affection toward another person without sex. * /They are platonic lovers; they do everything together except make love./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • platonic love — {n. phr.} Great affection toward another person without sex. * /They are platonic lovers; they do everything together except make love./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • platonic\ love — n. phr. Great affection toward another person without sex. They are platonic lovers; they do everything together except make love …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Platonic love — Synonyms and related words: Amor, Christian love, Eros, abstinence, admiration, adoration, affection, agape, ardency, ardor, attachment, bodily love, brotherly love, caritas, celibacy, charity, conjugal love, continence, continency, desire,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • platonic love — noun Usage: often capitalized P&L 1. : love conceived in the philosophy of Plato as an urge to union with the beautiful, ascending from passion for the individual to ecstasy in contemplation of the universal and ideal 2. : a close relationship… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Platonic love — 1. Platonism. love of the Idea of beauty, seen as terminating an evolution from the desire for an individual and the love of physical beauty to the love and contemplation of spiritual or ideal beauty. 2. (usually l.c.) an intimate companionship… …   Universalium

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