metaphysical metaphysical  /ˌmɛ tə ˈfɪ zɪ kəl/


  1. (adj) pertaining to or of the nature of metaphysics
  2. (adj) without material form or substance
  3. (adj) highly abstract and overly theoretical


  1. Unfortunately the only cure for the metaphysical hangover is a lot of self-pity and maybe an album by the Cure.
  2. It's art as metaphysical jujitsu.
  3. But before you arrive at the metaphysical questions, you face the medical ones.



  1. "I wanted to find interesting material that would correspond with the movies I was making in 2007," Cage tells Zap2it. "This is the year where I wanted to explore spiritual elements in my work or metaphysical elements in my work. I'm doing...
    on Feb 16, 2007 By: Nicolas Cage Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. Shakira, who created MY Hips Don't Lie with Jean, tells Mtv, "I don't want you to think I'm esoteric or metaphysical, because I'm not superstitious, but I dreamed about Wyclef one night before he and I actually met." "It was a sign from...
    on Apr 1, 2006 By: Shakira Source:

  3. Cole added that the quote comes from an old speech of Ayatollah Khomeini, leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, and "is just an inexact translation. The phrase is almost metaphysical. [Ahmadinejad] quoted Khomeini that 'the occupation regime over...
    on Oct 1, 2008 By: Juan Cole Source: Capitol Hill Blue

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