philosophical etymology

English word philosophical comes from English -ical, English philosophy

Detailed word origin of philosophical

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ical English (eng) Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning "of or pertaining to"; adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
philosophy English (eng) (French, _, printing, dated) .. (archaic) A broader branch of (non-applied) science.. (countable) A comprehensive system of belief.. (countable) A general principle (usually moral).. (countable) A view or outlook regarding fundamental principles underlying some domain.. (uncountable) An academic discipline that seeks truth through reasoning rather than empiricism.. (uncountable, originally) [...]
philosophical English (eng) Detached, calm, stoic.. Of, or pertaining to, philosophy.. Rational; analytic or critically-minded; thoughtful.

Words with the same origin as philosophical

Descendants of -ical
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