[ met-uh-fuh-zish-uhn ]

  1. a person who creates or develops metaphysical theories.

Origin of metaphysician

1425–75; late Middle English metaphisicien, probably <Middle French metaphysicien, equivalent to metaphysiquemetaphysic + -ien-ian
  • Also met·a·phys·i·cist [met-uh-fiz-uh-sist]. /ˌmɛt əˈfɪz ə sɪst/.

Words Nearby metaphysician Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use metaphysician in a sentence

  • As a scholar and a critic, a metaphysician and a theologian, his name stands high among the first writers of the age.

  • It was in no placid temper, I say, that the metaphysician drew up his chair to its customary station by the hearth.

  • I might here—if it so pleased me—dilate upon the matter of habiliment, and other mere circumstances of the external metaphysician.

  • But the Christian Gospel is little disposed to waive its imperious claims from fear of the metaphysician or the sentimentalist.

    The Hearth-Stone | Samuel Osgood
  • This is a problem that can no doubt embarrass the metaphysician, but not the transcendental philosopher.

    The Aesthetical Essays | Friedrich Schiller