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metaphysical US English

Of or relating to metaphysics

metaphysical US Thesaurus

metaphysical questions

metaphysical poets US English

A group of 17th-century poets whose work is characterized by the use of complex and elaborate images or conceits, typically using an intellectual form of argumentation to express emotional states. Members of the group include John Donne, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, and Andrew Marvell

metaphysical poets New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

17th-century poets using elaborate conceits