Definition of 'platonic'
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He says one thing can be two things at once, and that this disproves the fundamental Platonic notion of `ideals'. BEHINDLINGS (2002)Above the 9 you can reckon it's inborn: beauty, a quality, an essence, a Platonic ideal. NOTHING TO WEAR AND NOWHERE TO HIDE: A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIESPlatonic relationships with the opposite sex had worked for him. THE IMAGE OF LAURA
After looking at me blankly for a few minutes (I was preparing my declaration of Platonic love), she suddenly began crying into her hands. THE DICE MAN (1971)
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Translations for 'platonic'
British English: platonic ADJECTIVE
Platonic relationships or feelings of affection do not involve sex.
She values the platonic friendship she has had with him for ten years.
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