philosophize

[ fi-los-uh-fahyz ]
/ fɪˈlɒs əˌfaɪz /

verb (used without object), phi·los·o·phized, phi·los·o·phiz·ing.

to speculate or theorize, usually in a superficial or imprecise manner.
to think or reason as a philosopher.

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Also especially British, phi·los·o·phise.

Origin of philosophize

First recorded in 1585–95; philosoph(y) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM philosophize

phi·los·o·phi·za·tion, nounphi·los·o·phiz·er, nouno·ver·phi·los·o·phize, verb (used without object), o·ver·phi·los·o·phized, o·ver·phi·los·o·phiz·ing.well-phi·los·o·phized, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for philosophizer

  • He is constantly a critic, and a philosophizer, if not a philosopher.

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British Dictionary definitions for philosophizer

philosophize

philosophise

/ (fɪˈlɒsəˌfaɪz) /

verb

(intr) to make philosophical pronouncements and speculations
(tr) to explain philosophically

Derived forms of philosophize

philosophization or philosophisation, nounphilosophizer or philosophiser, noun
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