noun. a system of philosophical and theological doctrines composed of elements of Platonism and Aristotelianism and oriental mysticism; its most distinctive doctrine holds that the first principle and source of reality transcends being and thought and is naturally unknowable.
- philosophical doctrine
- theological doctrine
Example sentences of the word neoplatonism
1. Noun, singular or mass
Instead of painting his subjects in the clothing of their own time, such as biblical characters in historical clothes, he painted them in traditional Florentine attire, a style of painting known as Christian neoplatonism.