philosophical

adj.
1 of philosophy
VERBS
be
become, get, wax

The debate was getting too philosophical for me.

I could wax philosophical on all the injustices of life.

ADVERB
purely

a purely philosophical argument

deeply

Roth's story is deeply philosophical.

rather
2 calm and accepting
VERBS
be

Try to be philosophical about it.

remain
ADVERB
very
quite
PREPOSITION
about

Dad's being quite philosophical about the whole thing.

Philosophical is used with these nouns: ↑argument, ↑belief, ↑bent, ↑debate, ↑discussion, ↑enquiry, ↑foundation, ↑idea, ↑implication, ↑justification, ↑outlook, ↑point of view, ↑position, ↑question, ↑reflection, ↑speculation, ↑thought, ↑topic, ↑tradition, ↑treatment, ↑truth, ↑view, ↑writing

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