Metaphysical Definition

Of, connected with, or having the nature of, metaphysics.
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Very abstract, abstruse, or subtle.
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Beyond the physical or material; incorporeal, supernatural, or transcendental.
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Designating or of the school of early 17th-cent. English poets, including esp. John Donne, George Herbert, Richard Crashaw, and Abraham Cowley, whose verse is characterized by very subtle, highly intellectualized imagery, sometimes deliberately fantastic and far-fetched.
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Origin of Metaphysical

  • Middle English metaphisicalle from Medieval Latin metaphysicālis from metaphysica metaphysics metaphysics

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Grammatically derived from "metaphysics"

    From Wiktionary

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