a kind of love wherein there is no overt carnal behavior or wanting. The word stems from a misperception of the teachings of Plato, a Greek philosopher .

PLATONIC LOVE: "While others suspected something of a more romantic nature was going on between the two, they insisted they were merely friends who shared a platonic love for one another."
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