Platonic

[ pluh-ton-ik, pley- ]
/ pləˈtɒn ɪk, pleɪ- /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Plato or his doctrines: the Platonic philosophy of ideal forms.
pertaining to, involving, or characterized by Platonic love as a striving toward love of spiritual or ideal beauty.
(usually lowercase) purely spiritual; free from sensual desire, especially in a relationship between two persons of different sexes.
(usually lowercase) feeling or professing platonic love: He insisted that he was completely platonic in his admiration.

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Origin of Platonic

First recorded in 1525–35; from Latin Platōnicus, from Greek Platōnikós, equivalent to Platōn-, stem of Plátōn Plato + -ikos, -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM Platonic

Pla·ton·i·cal·ly, adverban·ti-Pla·ton·ic, adjectivean·ti-Pla·ton·i·cal·ly, adverbpost-Pla·ton·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Platonic

Platonic
/ (pləˈtɒnɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to Plato or his teachings
(often not capital) free from physical desirePlatonic love

Derived forms of Platonic

Platonically, adverb
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