Another word for pensive
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These adjectives mean characterized by or disposed to thought, especially serious or deep thought. Pensive often connotes a wistful, dreamy, or sad quality: “while pensive poets painful vigils keep” (Alexander Pope). Contemplative implies slow directed consideration, often with conscious intent of achieving better understanding or spiritual or aesthetic enrichment: “The Contemplative Atheist is rare … And yet they seem to be more than they are” (Francis Bacon). Reflective suggests careful analytical deliberation, as in reappraising past experience: “Cromwell was of the active, not the reflective temper” (John Morley). Meditative implies earnest sustained thought: The scholar was reticent, aloof, and meditative. Thoughtful can refer to absorption in thought or to the habit of reflection and circumspection: Thoughtful voters carefully considered the candidates.
Another word for pensiveadjective
Of, characterized by, or disposed to thought:cogitative, contemplative, deliberative, excogitative, meditative, reflective, ruminative, speculative, thinking, thoughtful. Idiom: in a brown study. See thoughts