Word forms: philosophizes
Definitionsregional note: in BRIT, also use philosophise
verb If you say that someone is philosophizing, you mean that they are talking or thinking about important subjects, sometimes instead of doing something practical. [V] ⇒ He philosophized, he admitted, not because he was certain of establishing the truth, but because it gave him pleasure. [V + about/on] ⇒ ...a tendency to philosophize about racial harmony. [Also V with quote] philosophizing
uncountable noun ⇒ The General was anxious to cut short the philosophizing and get down to more urgent problems.
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