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philosophizing

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Wikipedia:

Philosophy

the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic... (35 of 14804 words, 16 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

philosophizing | philosophising [British] | philosophize [British] | philosophise [British] | philosophization [derived] | philosophisation [noun, derived]

the practice of talking or thinking about important subjects imprecisely or boringly, sometimes instead of doing something practical | the practice of ... (21 of 359 words, 4 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciations)

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philosophize | philosophise | philosophization [derived] | philosophisation [noun, derived]

[intransitive] to make philosophical pronouncements and speculations | [transitive] to explain philosophically (11 of 225 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Merriam-Webster:

philosophize | philosophized [past tense] | philosophizing [present participle] | philosophise [British] | philosophizer [noun, related]

to reason in the manner of a philosopher | to expound a moralizing and often superficial philosophy | to consider from or bring into conformity with a ... (25 of 59 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

philosophize [intransitive] | philosophized [past tense] | philosophizing [present participle] | philosophizes [3rd-person singular present] | philosophise [British spelling]

to talk about important or difficult subjects in a way that people find boring or too serious (17 of 46 words, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

philosophize | philosophized [past tense] | philosophizing [present participle] | philosophizes [3rd-person singular present] | philosophizer [noun, related]

To speculate in a philosophical manner. | To set forth or express a moralistic, often superficial philosophy. | To consider (a matter) from a ... (22 of 36 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

philosophize | philosophized [past tense] | philosophizing [present participle] | philosophizer [noun, related]

to deal philosophically with abstract matter; think or reason like a philosopher | to express superficial philosophic ideas, truisms, etc.; ... (19 of 31 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

philosophize | philosophized [past tense] | philosophizing [present participle] | philosophise [British, sense-specific]

to speculate or theorize, usually in a superficial or imprecise manner. | to think or reason as a philosopher. (18 of 30 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

philosophize | philosophized [past tense] | philosophizing [present participle] | philosophizes [3rd-person singular present] | philosophise | philosophised [past tense] | philosophising [present participle] | philosophises [3rd-person singular present]

To philosophically ponder or reason out. (6 of 7 words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

philosophize | philosophise | philosophizer [derived]

speculate or theorize about fundamental or serious issues, especially in a tedious or pompous way | explain or argue (an idea) in terms of one's ... (24 of 72 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

philosophize [disapproving] | philosophise [British]

to talk for a long time about subjects such as the meaning of life (14 of 41 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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Encarta Dictionary:

philosophize | philosophized [past tense] | philosophizing [present participle] | philosophizes [3rd-person singular present] | philosophization [noun, derived] | philosophizer [noun, derived]

to comment on or attempt to explain the nature of life and reality, or a part of it such as ethics, logic, knowledge, or existence | to express ... (27 of 108 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

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Collins Dictionary:

philosophize | philosophise

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

philosophize [intransitive] | philosophized [past tense] | philosophizing [present participle] | philosophizes [3rd-person singular present]

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

philosophize [intransitive] | philosophized [past tense] | philosophizing [present participle] | philosophizes [3rd-person singular present]

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Cambridge Dictionary:

philosophize [disapproving]

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Google Dictionary:

philosophize | philosophised [past tense] | philosophized [past tense] | philosophizing [present participle] | philosophising [present participle] | philosophises [3rd-person singular present] | philosophizes [3rd-person singular present]

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

philosophize

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