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philosophicaladjective

 us   /ˌfɪl·əˈsɑf·ɪ·kəl/
relating to ​philosophy: Pragmatism is a philosophical ​theory. To be philosophical about something, esp. something ​disappointing, is to ​accept it ​calmly: You just have to be philosophical about ​losing some ​games, because you can’t ​win them all.
philosophically
adverb  /ˌfɪl·əˈsɑf·ɪ·kli/
Even though we ​disagree philosophically, he's a good ​personalfriend and I ​sincerelyhope he will ​recover.
(Definition of philosophical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"philosophical" in British English

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philosophicaladjective

uk   /ˌfɪl.əˈsɒf.ɪ.kəl/  us   /-ˈsɑː.fɪ-/
C2 relating to the ​study or writing of ​philosophy: philosophical writings/​essaysC2 If you are philosophical in ​yourreaction to something that is not ​satisfactory, you ​accept it ​calmly and without ​anger, ​understanding that ​failure and ​disappointment are a ​part of ​life.
(Definition of philosophical from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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