There are 2 definitions of platonic in English:

platonic

Line breaks: pla|ton¦ic
Pronunciation: /pləˈtɒnɪk
 
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adjective

(Of love or friendship) intimate and affectionate but not sexual: their relationship is purely platonic platonic love
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  • The widowed pair found their platonic arrangement suited them both.
  • The relationship between Bob and Charlotte remains at the film's core, and remains platonic despite strong sexual undercurrents.
  • Thirty previously unseen letters from the writer to the German-born actress and singer reveal an intense and flirtatious but apparently platonic relationship.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Platonic, with reference to a discussion of love in the Symposium by Plato.

Derivatives

platonically

adverb
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  • We would meet in dining halls, grab late meals and chat between classes - all platonically.
  • I was platonically sharing a flat with a fellow student who, of course, slept in a separate bedroom.
  • I have this friend that I've known platonically for about ten years.

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There are 2 definitions of platonic in English:

Platonic

Line breaks: Pla|ton¦ic
Pronunciation: /pləˈtɒnɪk
 
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adjective

1Of or associated with the Greek philosopher Plato or his ideas: readers of the Platonic dialogues a kind of Platonic ideal of a New York City apartment
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  • An authoritarian response would be to delegate power to a paternalistic dictator, a Platonic philosopher king.
  • I think that Greek Tragedy and the Platonic dialogues are positively riddled with irony.
  • Garbo's face, still, white, perfect, like a mask, resembles the timeless Platonic ideal of beauty as it exists in the mind of God.
2Confined to words, theories, or ideals, and not leading to practical action: a Platonic gesture
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  • An anti-capitalist movement must be equal to this, otherwise it will not be effective, unless of course you intend your movement to be merely Platonic.
  • It would be more useful if our West European partners' position was less platonic and if they made a more energetic and persistent effort to pound it into the Americans.
  • An eminent diplomatic commentator wrote that the action taken by France in response to atomic tests by South Africa would not be purely platonic.

Origin

mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek Platōnikos, from Platōn 'Plato'. See also platonic.

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