• (GA) IPA: /ˌfɪləˈsɑfɪkl̩/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌfɪləˈsɒfɪkl̩/


  1. Of, or pertaining to, philosophy.
  2. Rational; analytic or critically-minded; thoughtful.
    • 1846, Edgar Allan Poe, "The Sphinx" in Arthur's Ladies Magazine,
      His richly philosophical intellect was not at any time affected by unrealities.
  3. Detached, calm, stoic.
    • 1911, Hector Hugh Munro, "The Schartz-Metterklume Method,"
      She bore the desertion with philosophical indifference.
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