- 1connected with philosophy the philosophical writings of Kant philosophic debate
- 2philosophical (about something) (approving) having a calm attitude toward a difficult or disappointing situation synonym stoic He was philosophical about losing and said that he'd be back next year to try again.
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NAmE//ˌfɪləˈsɑfɪkli//adverb This kind of evidence is philosophically unconvincing. She took the bad news philosophically.