Platonic: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (plu-ton'ik, plā-), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Plato or his doctrines: the Platonic philosophy of ideal forms.
  2. pertaining to, involving, or characterized by Platonic love as a striving toward love of spiritual or ideal beauty.
  3. (usually l.c.) purely spiritual; free from sensual desire, esp. in a relationship between two persons of the opposite sex.
  4. (usually l.c.) feeling or professing platonic love: He insisted that he was completely platonic in his admiration.
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