platonic

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See also: Platonic and platònic

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Variant of Platonic, which see. The sense “non-sexual” dates to the 17th century in English, and to the 15th century in Latin; see platonic love for details.

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platonic (comparative more platonic, superlative most platonic)

  1. Not sexual in nature; being or exhibiting platonic love.
    They are good friends, but their relationship is strictly platonic.
  2. Alternative capitalization of Platonic (of or relating to the philosophical views of Plato and his successors).

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