Metaphysical definition

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Beyond the physical or material; incorporeal, supernatural, or transcendental.
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Based on speculative or abstract reasoning.
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Immaterial or supernatural.

Angels and other metaphysical beings.

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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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Of, connected with, or having the nature of, metaphysics.
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The definition of metaphysical is related to the supernatural or to abstract reasoning.

An example of something metaphysical is the belief in angels.

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Of or relating to the poetry of a group of 17th-century English poets whose verse is characterized by an intellectually challenging style and extended metaphors comparing very dissimilar things.
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Very abstract, abstruse, or subtle.
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Of or pertaining to metaphysics.
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Immaterial, supersensual, not physical (more properly, "beyond" that which is physical).
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Of or relating to metaphysics.
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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