• (British) IPA: /pləˈtɒnɪk/
  • (America) IPA: /pləˈtɔnɪk/


  1. Neither sexual nor romantic in nature; being or exhibiting platonic love.
    They are good friends, but their relationship is strictly platonic.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of Platonic#English|Platonic of or relating to the philosophical views of Plato and his successors.
    • 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Lecture 3:
      Plato gave so brilliant and impressive a defense of this common human feeling, that the doctrine of the reality of abstract objects has been known as the platonic theory of ideas ever since.
Antonyms Translations


  1. Of or relating to the ancient Greek philosopher Plato or his philosophies.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of platonic non-sexual.
Translations Noun

platonic (plural platonics)

  1. A Platonist; a follower of Plato's ideas.

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