- Def: Philosophical 1. of or pertaining to philosophy; 2. proper to or befitting a philosopher; 3. rationally or sensibly calm, patient, or composed; 4. Rare. of or pertaining to natural philosophy or physical science;
- Origin: 1350–1400; ME: learned, pertaining to alchemy < L philosophic(us) (< Gk philosophikós; see philosopher, -ic) + -al1;
- Synonyms: abstract, cogitative, deep, erudite, judicious, learned, logical, pensive, philosophic, profound, rational, reflective, sagacious, sapient, theoretical, thoughtful, wise.