philosophic

The adjective philosophic is used to describe the study of deep thinking. If you have a philosophic attitude, you face trouble with a level head, like a deep thinker.

To some extent, you can use philosophic interchangeably with the more widely-used philosophical whenever you're talking about philosophy. It's more common, though, to save philosophic for the academic discipline rather than a more general context. So you might discuss the philosophic texts in your ethics class or Marx's philosophic thoughts on a particular subject. The word philosophic can also describe being calm in the face of defeat or loss. Philosophic comes from the Greek philosophia, "love of knowledge."

Definitions of philosophic
  1. adjective
    of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
    synonyms: philosophical
  2. adjective
    characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
    “a philosophic attitude toward life”
    synonyms: philosophical
    unemotional
    unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion
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