of, relating to, or characteristic of or his doctrines:
the Platonic philosophy of ideal forms.
pertaining to, involving, or characterized by as a striving toward love of spiritual or ideal beauty.
(usually lowercase) purely spiritual; free from sensual desire, especially in a relationship between two persons of the opposite sex.
(usually lowercase) feeling or professing platonic love:
He insisted that he was completely platonic in his admiration.
In high school, Tsukuru was one of five Platonic but intimate friends who did everything together and thought as one.
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My Platonic ideal is the hole-in-the-wall seafood joint, Swan Oyster Depot.
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You will be stoic and brave, the Platonic ideal of perseverance no matter what life throws at you.
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She uses the celebrations of holy matrimony as a way to chronicle her own relationships, both romantic and Platonic.
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He wants his audience to wake up from their sleep, emerge from their Platonic cave, and see the world as it truly is.
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Among them is very probably included the Platonic Parmenides itself, distinguished as it is for extreme subtlety.
Aristotle George Grote
The Menexenus has more the character of a rhetorical exercise than any other of the Platonic works.
Doctrine of the Sophistês — contradicts that of other Platonic dialogues.
Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume III (of 4) George Grote
And there he would sing to Dulcinea, his Platonic and only love.
The Story of Don Quixote Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Not even in the case of an aged hypocrite who probably posed as the Platonic friend?
The Orchard of Tears Sax Rohmer
of or relating to Plato or his teachings
(often not capital) free from physical desire: Platonic love
1530s, “of or pertaining to Greek philosopher Plato” (429 B.C.E.-c.347 B.C.E.), from Latin Platonicus, from Greek Platonikos. The name is Greek Platon, properly “broad-shouldered” (from platys “broad;” see plaice (n.)). His original name was Aristocles. The meaning “love free of sensual desire” (1630s), which the word usually carries nowadays, is a Renaissance notion; it is based on Plato’s writings in “Symposium” about the kind of interest Socrates took in young men, which originally had no reference to women. Related: Platonically.
- Anti platonism
the philosophy or doctrines of Plato or his followers. a Platonic doctrine or saying. the belief that physical objects are impermanent representations of unchanging Ideas, and that the Ideas alone give true knowledge as they are known by the mind. (sometimes lowercase) the doctrine or practice of platonic love. noun the teachings of Plato and […]
the philosophy or doctrines of Plato or his followers. a Platonic doctrine or saying. the belief that physical objects are impermanent representations of unchanging Ideas, and that the Ideas alone give true knowledge as they are known by the mind. (sometimes lowercase) the doctrine or practice of platonic love. Historical Examples Yet it cannot be […]
the state or feeling of being . enjoyment or satisfaction derived from what is to one’s liking; gratification; delight. worldly or frivolous enjoyment: the pursuit of pleasure. recreation or amusement; diversion; enjoyment: Are you traveling on business or for pleasure? sensual gratification. a cause or source of enjoyment or delight: It was a pleasure to […]
of or relating to or pacifists. Historical Examples Of these, the two most powerful may be classed under the general heading “bolshevistic” and “pacifistic.” Invention Bradley A. Fiske The pacifistic demand for a Federal World State in order to make the abolition of war a possibility. The League of Nations and its Problems Lassa Oppenheim […]