What is another word for philosophical?

Pronunciation: [fˌɪləsˈɒfɪkə͡l] (IPA)

The term "philosophical" has a few synonyms, including "metaphysical", "thoughtful", and "contemplative". These words all suggest a certain level of introspection and contemplation. "Metaphysical" refers to the study of abstract concepts like existence, causality and identity as well as other critical philosophical issues. "Thoughtful" describes someone who thinks deeply and considers a variety of perspectives before reaching conclusions. "Contemplative" implies a reflective approach to life, often associated with meditation, yoga and other mindfulness practices. Other synonyms for "philosophical" include "theoretical", "cerebral" and "abstracted". Overall, these words all suggest a reflective approach to thinking and a deep interest in exploring the meaning and nature of existence.

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The antonyms for the word "philosophical" are concrete, literal, materialistic, practical, and pragmatic. These words describe an approach to thinking that is based on practicality and tangible outcomes rather than abstract ideas and moral principles. A concrete or materialistic person may value possessions or monetary gains above all else, while a pragmatic person focuses on what works best in the here and now. A literal person takes things at face value and interprets them in a straightforward manner without delving into the meaning behind them. In contrast, philosophical thinking involves questioning assumptions and exploring deep concepts such as ethics, ontology, and epistemology.

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Usage examples for Philosophical

It is often by a very little that the scientific or philosophical student fails to make the discovery he seeks; one more fact known, one idea fitted into its proper place, and the thing is done.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
In our new and philosophical turn of mind we thought better of bruin.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
And what, after all, was the latest dream of philosophical socialism but a world of communities like these?
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae

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