- adj. usually capitalized Of or relating to the philosophical views of Plato and his successors.
- adj. Not sexual in nature; platonic love.
- Latin platonicus; surface analysis is Plato + -n- ("(intervocalic)") + -ic (“relating to”). (Wiktionary)
“She formed what she called a platonic friendship -- and it was really so -- with a certain M. de Seze, who was advocate-general at Bordeaux.”
“The truth is that the attraction which draws a man and a woman together in what they call platonic friendship always has something of the physical in it -- on one side or the other.”
“Jack is back and wants to be a father to Freddie, but shows no interest in Natalie, who detests the word platonic because she loves Jack.”
“I love you too, Pollyanna but our relationship must remain platonic as my anus is already losing its elasticity from 30 years in banking. morgaine7”
“Haven't you ever heard of the word platonic before?”
“But those are also the values of many a long-term platonic friendship!”
“The forum is enlightening because it represents a collaborative effort to define "platonic" -- and define it against nearly everything else on Craigslist.”
“In you also, my dear Paul, this century appears to have perfected astronomy, and in Florence it has recalled the platonic teaching from darkness into light.”
“Of course theirs would always be what the elder centaurs called a platonic friendship, because they were of different species, and crossbreeding was frowned on.”
“Plato gave so brilliant and impressive a defense of this common human feeling, that the doctrine of the reality of abstract objects has been known as the platonic theory of ideas ever since.”
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