Platonic

  • 1 platonic — PLATÓNIC, Ă, platonici, ce, adj. 1. Care aparţine platonismului, privitor la platonism; platonian, platonician (2). ♦ p. ext. (Despre sentimente) Pur, ideal; spiritualizat. 2. Care nu se poate realiza, care nu se concretizează, care nu poate fi… …

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  • 2 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] {Platonic… …

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  • 3 Platonic —    , PLATONIC LOVE    Platonic love, from the Latin armor Platonicus, is nonphysical attraction between a man and a woman, sometimes called platonic friendship. This notion of friendship is loosely derived from views stated in Plato s Symposium,… …

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  • 4 platonic — referring to spiritual as distinct from erotic love, is spelt with a small initial p. When the reference is directly to Plato (as in Platonic dialogue), it is spelt Platonic with a capital initial letter …

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  • 5 Platonic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of or associated with the Greek philosopher Plato (c.429 c.347 BC) or his ideas. 2) (platonic) (of love or friendship) intimate and affectionate but not sexual. DERIVATIVES platonically adverb …

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  • 6 Platonic — Pla*ton ic, n. A follower of Plato; a Platonist. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 Platonic — (adj.) 1530s, of or pertaining to Gk. philosopher Plato (429 B.C.E. c.347 B.C.E.). The name is Gk. Platon, properly broad shouldered (from platys broad; see PLACE (Cf. place) (n.)). His original name was Aristocles. The meaning love free of… …

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  • 8 platonic — [adj] expressing nonphysical love ideal, idealistic, intellectual, quixotic, spiritual, transcendent, Utopian, visionary; concepts 403,555 Ant. physical …

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  • 9 Platonic — [plə tän′ik, plātän′ik] adj. [L Platonicus < Gr Platōnikos] 1. of or characteristic of Plato or his philosophy 2. idealistic, visionary, or impractical 3. [usually p ] designating or of a relationship, or love, between a man and a woman that… …

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  • 10 Platonic — Plato s influence on Western culture was so profound that several different concepts are linked by being called platonic or Platonist, for accepting some assumptions of Platonism, but which do not imply acceptance of that philosophy as a whole.… …

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  • 11 platonic — [[t]plətɒ̱nɪk[/t]] (The spelling Platonic is also used for meaning 2.) 1) ADJ GRADED Platonic relationships or feelings of affection do not involve sex. She values the platonic friendship she has had with Chris for ten years. Ant: sexual 2) ADJ:… …

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  • 12 Platonic — Platonically, adv. /pleuh ton ik, play /, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Plato or his doctrines: the Platonic philosophy of ideal forms. 2. pertaining to, involving, or characterized by Platonic love as a striving toward love of… …

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  • 13 Platonic — adjective Of or relating to the ancient Greek philosopher Plato or his philosophies. See Also: Plato, Platonically, Platonism, Platonist, Platonistic, Platonic body, Platonic hydrocarbon, Platonic solid …

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  • 14 Platonic — adj. 1 of or associated with the Greek philosopher Plato (d. 347 BC) or his ideas. 2 (platonic) (of love or friendship) purely spiritual, not sexual. 3 (platonic) confined to words or theory; not leading to action; harmless. Phrases and idioms:… …

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  • 15 platonic — adj. 1 of or associated with the Greek philosopher Plato (d. 347 BC) or his ideas. 2 (platonic) (of love or friendship) purely spiritual, not sexual. 3 (platonic) confined to words or theory; not leading to action; harmless. Phrases and idioms:… …

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  • 16 platonic — adjective Etymology: Latin platonicus, from Greek platōnikos, from Platōn Plato Date: 1533 1. capitalized of, relating to, or characteristic of Plato or Platonism 2. a. relating to or based on platonic love; also experiencing or professing… …

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  • 17 platonic — adjective /pləˈtɒnɪk,pləˈtɔnɪk/ a) Of or relating to the philosophical views of Plato and his successors. They are friends, but the relationship is strictly platonic. b) Not sexual in nature (sense derived through a popular interpretation of the… …

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  • 18 platonic — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ remain ADVERB ▪ purely, strictly ▪ Their friendship remained purely platonic. Platonic is used with …

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  • 19 platonic — pla|ton|ic [pləˈtɔnık US ˈta: ] adj a relationship that is platonic is just friendly and is not a sexual relationship ▪ a platonic friendship …

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  • 20 Platonic — Pla•ton•ic [[t]pləˈtɒn ɪk, pleɪ [/t]] adj. 1) pho of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Plato or Platonism 2) pho (usu. l.c.) of or pertaining to an intimate relationship characterized by the absence of sexual involvement: platonic love[/ex] 3) …

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